Government Affairs


State Legislation

The Mississippi Rural Health Association is currently evaluating its policy outlook for 2019.  This will likely include a focus on hospital support, fair payment regulations, social determinants of health, and smart policy to reduce negative health outcomes.

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

Find out who your state legislators are on openstates.org.


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 is evaluating its policy outlook for 2019.  Support will likely be focused on the Save Rural Hospitals Act, decreasing burdening regulations, and reform to the health insurance marketplace.

Click here to access information on the Save Rural Hospitals Act. Click here to track the legislation.

Please visit the NRHA website at ruralhealthweb.org 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 GovTrack.us.

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