22 Jan Grand Forks Herald: N.D. hospitals at risk of shutting down
“Right now, policy developments in Washington, D.C., are placing our rural North Dakota hospitals and other health care providers at significant risk of shutting down, choking off health care access for thousands of patients in rural communities who have few other options.
Last month, an agency in Washington, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), issued a troublesome ruling that will raise prices on prescription drugs for millions of Medicare beneficiaries who rely on the 340B drug program for reduced rates on medications (340B is simply the place in federal law that establishes this program). A federal judge just upheld this regulatory effort last week. This could negatively affect rural North Dakotans.”