Preventing the disappearance of America's rural hospitals
August 2, 2020
When it can often take hours to drive to access the best medical care, rural hospitals are essential. Whether in downstate Illinois or in small-town Oklahoma, rural hospitals are the backbone of our communities. They don’t just provide critical health care to communities; they also drive the local economy and are among the largest employers in the area.
The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing many rural hospitals to the brink of extinction and poses a dire threat to the economies of rural America. Even before this public health crisis, rural hospitals were facing financial uncertainty. Leading u...