The Conversation: While rates of mortality have steadily fallen in the nation’s urban areas, they have actually climbed for rural Americans. And the picture is even bleaker for specific groups, such as rural white women and people of color, who face persistent disparities in health outcomes. Even as rural America feeds the country, hunger is on the rise in rural areas. Yet, despite all these medical issues, rural residents have a tough time getting the health care they need. In an article co-authored by Professor Claire Snell-Rood, she shares her outlook on how the latest health care bill would affect rural America.
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