Amidst the sweeping plains and endless farmland of rural America, residents face a pressing and pervasive problem. With providers so few and far between, patients face considerable difficulty accessing healthcare.
According to a leading advocate for improved rural healthcare access, the American Hospital Association, as many as 57 million Americans currently live in a rural area. These individuals face a litany of challenges, ranging from where they live to having enough doctors to provide care. Read more here.