As Rural Hospitals Die, Air Ambulances Rise. But at What Cost?

Air ambulances are filling the void left by the increased number of hospitals shuttering in rural areas. But as patients get stuck with ever bigger bills, legislators and industry insiders call for some changes.

By Scott MorganAugust 13, 2018 10:22 am| , ,

From KETR:

In the past four years, at least 80 rural hospitals have shuttered forever. And more rural hospitals have closed in Texas than in any other state. Depending on the study and how the term “rural” is defined, the number is anywhere between 14 and 18 rural closures in Texas since 2010.

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