Congressman David McKinley (R-WV) is being recognized for his efforts to protect rural hospitals.
He recently received the America’s Essential Hospitals Congressional Leadership Award for his work.
McKinley introduced a bill in November of 2017 which, if passed, would reverse cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
McKinley says rural hospitals are struggling because of the cut to the reimbursement rate of Medicare and Medicaid.
McKinley has also been critical of the federal government giving the majority of federal aid to inner cities while ignoring rural areas during the opioid crisis…