Kaiser Study: Rural Hospitals Close for Many Reasons

From North Carolina Health News:

A new report by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured attributes rural hospital closings to a broad range of factors.

They include, but aren’t limited to, corporate decisions on profitability, lack of community expertise in dealing with large health-care organizations, changes in federal reimbursement policies, and some states’ decision not to expand Medicaid.

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