An investigation into the challenges facing rural hospitals done by the government's top watchdog at the request of
"This report confirms what I've heard from
The report by the Government Accountability Office, which McCaskill requested last year, states, "Medicaid expansion was associated with improved hospital financial performance and substantially lower likelihood of closure, especially in rural markets and counties with large numbers of uninsured adults before Medicaid expansion."
McCaskill has been a longtime advocate for improving access to quality healthcare in rural communities. McCaskill supported a bipartisan proposal to improve Missourians' access to care by expanding telehealth services in Medicare, and backed a proposal that would increase the number of doctors in rural
Additionally, McCaskill introduced the bipartisan Hospital Payment Fairness Act that would repeal a provision of the Affordable Care Act that causes states, including