Crittenden Regional Hospital Not “Saved” by the Private Option

Remember how the private option was going to save rural hospitals? Remember how hospital lobbyist Bo Ryall explained to the state legislature that the private option was crucial if we want “rural hospitals to survive?” As one argument after another for the private option failed, its advocates regularly retreated to their final defense: at least the private option would keep the doors of rural hospitals open.

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New Hospital Report: “Politics, Posturing, Or What?”

Last week, a few CEOs from Arkansas hospitals testified before a state legislative subcommittee about the Obamacare “private” option. They

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