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What Is a Critical Access Hospital, or CAH?

In the 1990s, Congress responded to a crisis in rural hospital closures with the Critical Access Hospital program. The program provides ways to boost the financial health of small, mostly rural hospitals. But a new set of threats looms.

Rural First Responder: Why I Chose to Get Vaccinated

In Wisconsin, firefighters are now eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. For volunteer Donna Kallner and her husband, there was more than just the 52-mile round trip to consider when they made the choice to get immunized.

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