Refusing to accept Medicare Advantage plans is not an option for hospitals with many plan clients and whose facilities are the one ones in their rural areas, the CEOs say. If they stopped accepting the plans, their communities must forego local health care. Even worse, because the plans routinely deny coverage for necessary care, they’re threatening the existence of struggling rural hospitals nationwide, CEOs of services in six states told NBC News. While the number of older Americans who depend on Medicare Advantage in rural areas continues to rise, these denials force the hospitals to eat the growing prices of care, inflicting some to close operations and leave residents with out access to therapy. While theMillennium Development Goalsfocused on a slender set of disease-specific health targets for 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals look to 2030 and are far broader in scope.

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