The most remote emergency room: Life and death in rural America – Washington Post

The future of rural healthcare is emerging. It’s not patient friendly, but it’s the best way to solve a crisis that has been induced by government mismanagement of rural healthcare needs, continuing under the purposely destructive tactics of the Trump Administration. We have neglected to address the physician shortage, both in helping fund more medical students, along with making it almost impossible to have foreign trained doctors come into the country. Add to this that reimbursement rates are so poor that many doctors are against Medicare for All because it currently is a funding disaster for medical professionals and the hospitals that most work for.

A fascinating read.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-most-remote-emergency-room/2019/11/16/717d08e2-063e-11ea-b17d-8b867891d39d_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

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