Government Affairs

State Legislation

The Mississippi Rural Health Association advocates and lobbies for legislation at the state level during each legislative session.  Typical topics of interest include hospital and clinic funding and regulation, provider regulations and support, emergency and non-emergency medical transportation, health insurance reform and support, telehealth support, and others of the like.

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 association supports federal efforts to reform the health insurance marketplace, support rural hospitals and clinics, increase funding and decrease regulations on healthcare providers and entities, support of telehealth, and others of the like.

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