WASHINGTON— The House passed Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) bill, the State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act of 2022. This bill reauthorizes a key grant program that supports state health facilities across the country in an effort to improve rural health care and increase access to quality, affordable care. Mullin introduced the bill in October of this year with Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01).
“This is an incredible step towards improving health outcomes for rural Americans,” Mullin said. “The Offices of Rural Health were created to help deliver affordable, accessible health care to the underserved communities of our country. Since their establishment, they have played an integral role in improving the health of rural America. Thank you to my colleagues for supporting this bill and ensuring the offices’ good work can continue.”
The full text of the bill can be found here.
Established in 1991, Oklahoma State University’s Office of Rural Health was created as part of a federal mandate to coordinate, plan, and promote quality health care for underserved rural Oklahomans. The Office of Rural Health works with rural communities to help ensure their health care infrastructure is economically viable and to broaden and improve the access and quality of health care services.