Lt. Gov. Hosemann lays out a plan

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Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, from right, and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn attend the Amazon Fulfillment Center grand opening celebrates in Canton Miss., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.

With more than half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals at risk of shutting their doors, a plan to address the crisis is beginning to take shape in the Senate.

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and a group of senators laid out legislation Wednesday that he said would both bring immediate aid to struggling hospitals and pave the way for long-term changes to Mississippi’s landscape.

“We have been concerned about rural health and hospitals here in Mississippi for a lengthy period of time,” Hosemann said. “During a whole series of discussion with folks, with hospital administrators, with…

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