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Tina Smith’s Public Option Puts Minnesota Rural Hospitals At Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tina Smith is in Washington today discussing rural health care, but there’s one big thing about rural health care in Minnesota that she won’t want to talk about.


According to a recent study, a public option health insurance plan like Smith supports would put between 25 and 49 Minnesota rural hospitals at risk of closing.


“If Tina Smith’s pubic option were enacted it would put as many as 49 rural hospitals across Minnesota at risk of closure,” NRSC spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez said. “If Tina Smith was serious about improving rural health care she would stop placating to the far-left voices of her party whose actions will lead to a drastic reduction in health care options for rural Minnesotans.”