Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri calls for GAO report on closings of rural hospitals

From the Star:

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, has called on two federal agencies for more details about support of hospitals and schools in sparsely populated areas.

The Missouri senator wrote to the Government Accountability Office seeking answers to several questions about the rate at which rural hospitals are closing, what’s driving those trends and what it means for the quality of health care in those areas. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress.