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June 3, 2020

National Geographic: Why rural hospitals may not survive COVID-19

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:40

Why rural hospitals may not survive COVID-19
With fear of COVID-19 keeping many routine visitors away, rural hospitals have too few patients to stay afloat financially, and virtual medicine isn’t saving them.

Read in National Geographic: https://apple.news/AicA2t8yaSHqtw9hnTN0vWw

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Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,
Scottie

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  1. Scottie, good link. Rural hospitals have been in trouble for years. Many had almost 2/3 of their revenue from indigents, so a lot of that went uncollected. Ironically, Medicaid expansion would have helped some of these hospitals stay afloat, yet the GOP states would not expand – so the town lost an employer and health care facility. Some merged, but unless they could help the bigger hospital, they likely just closed. The Republican Mayor in Belhaven (I think), NC pleaded with the GOP General Assembly for Medicaid expansion. When they refused, he walked to Washington, DC to ask for help, but to no avail. Reread that sentence. He walked. I have said for ten years, half the GOP electorate is voting against their economic interests and have no idea they are. Keith

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    Comment by Keith — June 4, 2020 @ 08:09

    • Hello Keith. I think hospitals and clinics also got a boost from the ACA, but as it has been chip away at that is providing less support and income. For some reason the Republicans for years have been waging war on the lower incomes and poor. Not sure why. What did the poor ever do to so piss off the Republican party. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — June 4, 2020 @ 10:15

    • Hello Keith. Did you see the news for the police brutality in Charlotte NC? Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — June 4, 2020 @ 10:45

      • Scottie, I did. Earlier in the day, there was a multi-thousand person civil march with people of all races. That night, the police overreacted to a few folks and it got out of hand. The mayor is ticked at the use of force with chemical spray. Keith

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        Comment by Keith — June 4, 2020 @ 11:59

        • Hello Keith. It was far more than chemical spray, I posted the video. They herded these people into this place with high walls and no where to go and then they shot at them both from the ground and above, gassed them, and left them to suffer. This is torture Keith. it is against any war time convention. This is third world dictator shit. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — June 4, 2020 @ 16:32


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