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Health Article - Rural hospitals struggle to stay open

JNA

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/rural-hospitals-struggle-stay-open-adapt-30724015

A total of 50 hospitals in the rural U.S. have closed since 2010
An additional 283 rural hospitals in 39 states are vulnerable to shutting down, and 35 percent of rural hospitals are operating at a loss,

Q&A: Why have rural hospitals been closing?
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_RURAL_HOSPITALS_HARD_TIMES_QA_MOOL-?SITE=NMALJ

WHAT IS A RURAL HOSPITAL?
HAVE RURAL HOSPITALS FACED TROUBLES BEFORE?
WHY ARE RURAL HOSPITAL CLOSURES INCREASING AGAIN?
WHAT CAN BE DONE?

In my fair city we have 2 hospitals both Level 2 Trauma
 

The One

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Hmmm

Looks like a urban problem also according to the article. Cry me a river:-@ The health industry has been fleecing America for 20 years now and expecting double digit returns each year (both pharmacy and medical). THEY HAVE BEEN PUTTING US out of business.....so seems kind of fair to me. Also, if they can't survive in the atmosphere created by themselves.....maybe they shouldn't have supported it for so long (artificial price increases and non sustainable cost growth).
 
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NPR News August, 2020
Rural Hospitals Are Sinking Under COVID-19 Financial Pressures


Opinion - The New Republic - August, 2020:

The Republican Solution to Shuttered Rural Hospitals: Zoom Calls
 
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