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Rural hospital closings reach crisis stage, leaving millions without nearby health care

Rural hospital closings reach crisis stage, leaving millions without nearby health care

October 1, 2019
Jane Bolin, Texas A&M University ; Bree Watzak, Texas A&M University , and Nancy Dickey, Texas A&M University

Presidential candidates and other politicians have talked about the rural health crisis in the U.S., but they are not telling rural Americans anything new. Rural Americans know all too well what it feels like to have no hospital and emergency care when they break a leg, go into early labor, or have progressive chronic diseases, such as diabetes and congestive heart failure.