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HHS to Give $32 Million for Rural Healthcare Access
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More than $22 million will go to the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, which supports improvements in healthcare quality for any of 1,300 critical access hospitals, defined as hospitals with no more than 25 beds.

To improve access to healthcare for rural Americans, the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration Monday announced $32 million in FY 2010 funds to “strengthen partnerships among rural health providers,” according to the agency’s administrator, Mary Wakefield.