RHC Burden Reduction Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

by Rep. Adrian Smith, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Jill Tokuda, and Rep. Kelly Armstrong

Sarah Hohman, Director of Government Affairs


NARHC is very pleased to announce that the Rural Health Clinic Burden Reduction Act was introduced in the House today by Representatives Adrian Smith (NE-03), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jill Tokuda (HI-02), and Kelly Armstrong (ND).

As the RHC community is aware, this legislation was introduced in the Senate in February, and updates 5 important provisions of the RHC statute, intended to modernize RHC program policies to make them more reflective of the changing healthcare landscape.

We sincerely thank our rural champions in Congress for their continued leadership on these important RHC issues. Our work to pass this legislation, however, is just beginning, and we need your help!

As we look for additional co-sponsors in both chambers, your Senators and Representatives need to hear from you – the people and clinics that these provisions will directly impact. Making your voice heard is simple – just use the messaging tool on NARHC.org.

Please contact Sarah.Hohman@narhc.org if NARHC can assist you in contacting your Congressional offices to advocate for this legislation. As always, please stay up to date on key RHC news on NARHC.org.