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Rising Gas Prices Strain Home Care Agencies

Sep 19, 2005 — MSNBC article reports that because of rising gas costs and Medicare reimbursement issues fewer people may be willing to do home care or drive to far-away patients, resulting in reduced access to home health services in some rural areas. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9395670/

This is disturbing news as the availability of home care is scant, especially in rural areas where population density is low.

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