Government Affairs

State Legislation

The Mississippi Rural Health Association is currently focusing on hospital support, fair payment regulations, social determinants of health, and smart policy to reduce negative health outcomes.

Click here to view the legislation that we are tracking and providing information to legislators for consideration.

Information on all state legislation, including bill status, is available on the Mississippi Legislature website.

Find out who your state legislators are on

Federal Legislation

As an affiliate of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), the Mississippi Rural Health Association supports a number of policy positions at the federal level.

The Mississippi Rural Health Association supports the Save Rural Hospitals Act, decreasing burdening regulations, and reform to the health insurance marketplace.

Click here to track the Save Rural Hospitals Act.  Click here to view the MRHA National Legislative Packet for 2019.

Please visit the NRHA website at for more information.

View or track federal legislation on THOMAS, a resource at the Library of Congress.

Learn more about Mississippi’s U.S. senators and representatives at

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is responsible for analyzing the possible effects of federal health policy on 62 million residents of rural communities.

One Rural Legislative Fund

The One Rural Legislative Fund allows the Mississippi Rural Health Association to have the tools and resources needed to lead advocacy and lobbying efforts on behalf of its members. All funds raised will support travel, facility space, and related needs for the benefit of our rural health professionals.  Learn more

Quality Assurance Task Force

The Mississippi Rural Health Association ‘Quality Assurance Task Force’ is designed to align key stakeholders in Medicaid Managed Care and to ensure that quality metrics are sought along with an environment of partnership and collaboration.  Learn more