Bill aimed at improving rural health care signed into law

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(ABC 6 News) – A new bill now signed into law by President Biden is working to improve health care for rural areas.

The bill, sponsored by Minnesota Senator Tina Smith supports state Offices of Rural Health by investing in information sharing capabilities, technical assistance and care delivery.

“It supports the state Office of Rural Health, which really helps to knit together all of the efforts of hospitals, critical care hospitals and EMTs and local health clinic to increase access to care,” Smith said.

The newly signed law makes sure those investments will continue for the next five years.

Senator Smith’s office says the next five years of funding will help preserve the program’s flexibility to meet the needs of providers and patients across the country.