From Colorado Public Radio:
One chronic problem is that reimbursement to hospitals through Medicare doesn’t cover the full cost of their services. Lyons was on the hospital’s board, when it nearly shut down a couple of decades ago. He wants lawmakers to work together to keep the parts of Obamacare that work and fix funding for hospitals.
“You don’t drown the duck to get a feather out of him,” Lyons said.
Back up the hall, Ken Sterling also supports whatever helps save his hometown hospital. “Don’t even talk about losing this place!” Sterling exclaims. “That would be a tragedy. Really.”
Both know rural hospital finances are tricky. As Congress aims to reform health care once more, many small town facilities like Lincoln County Hospital, are on thin ice.
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