Health Disparities in Rural Communities

Rural Hospital Closures

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According to the Center for Health Services Research at UNC Chapel Hill, 4 rural hospitals have closed in NC since 2010. On the map, each dot represents a rural health hospital closure since 2010.

Insurance Disaster

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North Carolina did not expand Medicaid as of January of 2016 and 21-40% of rural hospitals are considered "vulnerable" to closing, according to IVantage Health

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According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, rural communities face complex challenges. Their model offers an innovative way to transform rural health care.

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