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Since 2005, the rural South has lost more than 3,500 hospital beds due to hospital closures. "It is becoming absolutely dire," said Maggie Elehwany, the government affairs and policy vice president for the National Association of Rural…
Tribes are moving forward with their own emergency measures while awaiting additional help from federal funding. One source says the Indian Health Services-run network has a critical lack of intensive-care beds and ventilators.
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“This virus doesn’t seem to be avoiding rural areas,” says Doug Farquhar with the National Conference of State Legislatures. Is rural healthcare ready?
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President Trump has mentioned telehealth as part of the response to COVID-19. That approach raises serious questions about the digital divide and rural residents’ lack of broadband access.
A pilot program begun in 2010 has expanded to all 50 states.
Rural people are less likely to have private health insurance. A Medicare-for-all option could reduce the cost of healthcare for everyone.