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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Senate Republican health care bill could hurt rural services

Drastic cuts to Medicaid could actually result in closures of 700 rural hospitals.

A common thread of unity among Republicans and conservatives was the call to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, deemed "ObamaCare." Now, however, as Senate Republicans have attempted to broker a deal on a health care bill, it appears that it may not be the best deal for rural America.

Overall, the Senate bill is estimated to eliminate Medicaid eligibility for 15 million Americans who currently are enrolled in the federal health care program. Former Agriculture Secretary Tom V

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