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Join your colleagues by sending Washington a strong message – “Protect rural health care.”  Below are some sample posts and messages to get you started!  Use these messages on your organization’s facebook or twitter page and tag your member of Congress, @AHAadvocacy, and use the tag #RuralHealth with the message.  Another great idea is to take a photo of your Congressional meeting and tweet that photo while adding the member of Congress to the tweet and thanking them for meeting.


 Critical Access Hospitals provide vital care to #Medicare patients who would otherwise be unable to access health care services

 We must advocate for the health of #rural America + protect rural hospital services

 CAHs face reduced payment proposals which threaten their essential, life-saving, role in our nation’s healthcare landscape

 Low volume payment adjustment helps level the playing field for #Rural providers + improves #AccessToCare = Congress should renew!

 Medicare dependent hospital program provides financial stability to rural hospitals with aging patients – We must protect #RuralHealth 

 Congress needs to extend ambulance add-on payments – #Rural ambulance providers incur higher costs due to longer travel distances + less patients

 #Rural hospitals continue to make advancements in reducing preventable readmissions #RuralHealth

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