U.S. rural healthcare in need of intensive care

Last Modified: Sun Jul 02 2017 20:06:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 80
    Number of rural hospitals that have closed nationwide since 2010, according to the Chartis Center for Rural Health.
  • 66%
    of the lowest performing hospitals are in states that didn't expand Medicaid, according to a previous Chartis report.
  • 50%
    Percentage of Georgia state's rural hospitals (around 73) which are in danger of closing - is an example of a state which did not expand Medicaid. Six have closed since 2010.
  • 673
    rural hospitals are in danger of shutting their doors. Many providers worry that the newly proposed health care legislation -- and in particular its proposed cuts to Medicaid -- could push a number of hospitals over the edge.