New tax bill brings major changes to rural hospitals

LAKIN, Kan. (KSNW) – With all the coverage of the tax bill that passed late last year, one aspect that may have been overlooked was its effect on rural hospitals. Administrators tell KSN the tax law will make it harder to keep the doors open.

The new tax law removed the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, that means 13 million fewer people will be insured.

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