Op-Ed in USA Today

I wanted to pass along an op-ed that I wrote for USA Today.  The piece, which was published this week, focuses on how rural health care would suffer if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.  In particular, I write about how the ACA expanded drug discounts to rural hospitals.  If the courts affirm the lower court ruling, rural hospitals and their patients would lose access to prescription drug discounts under the 340B program.   If this happens, more rural hospitals would be forced to close and patients would have to travel much longer distances to get care.  While I am hopeful that this prospect will not become a reality, it is important to educate the public about the critical role that 340B plays in communities across America.