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News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA Highlights $40 Million in Infrastructure Investments in Rural Communities
Dec 14, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan Program invested $40 million in 31 infrastructure projects in rural communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico. Projects included surface transportation, aviation, ports, water and storm water resources, energy production and generation, and electricity transmission.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
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'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America
Nov 21, 2017 - Details some of the fears faced by members of the LGBT community in seeking medical care in rural areas, especially as it relates to sexual health. Although the rural Californians interviewed did not face the discrimination they feared, their physicians had to do additional research in order to meet their medical needs. A local physician pointed out that doctors often don't get much education on LGBT health in medical school.
Source: NPR
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CMS Offers Medicare Enrollment Relief for Americans Affected by Recent Disasters
Oct 30, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving individuals who have been impacted by the wildfires in California and the recent hurricanes additional time to enroll in Medicare Part B and premium-Part A if they were unable to make a request during the initial and special enrollment periods.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Last Updated: 12/15/2017