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As financial aid for hospitals begins to be deployed across the country, some of the rural administrators worry it’s only a temporary fix, not a long term solution.
Recreation counties’ reliance on tourism and outdoor recreation may pose an existential threat to some of their publicly funded healthcare systems.
Black midwives could be part of the solution. But with demand high, some women are delivering at home without medical care.
Hospitals across rural America are forced to make dramatic choices between furloughing staff and staying open to care for coronavirus patients. While Congress passed the relief measures, administrators worry help may come too late
Even as company pharmacists protested, Walmart kept filling suspicious prescriptions, stoking the country’s opioid epidemic. A Republican U.S. Attorney in Texas thought the evidence was damning. Trump’s political appointees? Not so much.
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?