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Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, says the government “cannot just tinker around the edges of a rural healthcare system that has struggled for too long.”
Rural areas are not only plagued by a shortage of providers, but lower incomes and higher incidents of chronic health conditions compared to urban areas. The 57 million rural residents are significantly more likely to die of heart disease, cancer or stroke compared to urban dwellers. Many rural facilities are closing and it’s harder to recruit physicians.
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