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By Guy Gugliotta

Rural Hospital Closures Increasing

Money problems are causing a rash of rural hospital closures -- 48 since 2010. Declining reimbursements, especially in states that chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, are the primary culprit, experts say. Could we be headed for a repeat of the 1980s and ’90s, when 440 small hospitals closed before Congress took action?