Rural health care is in crisis – here are 5 innovative ways Biden can help it transform

COVID-19 has overwhelmed many rural hospitals in the past few months, including this one in North Dakota. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Rural hospitals have struggled with financial troubles for years. Over the past decade, more than 130 have closed, forcing residents to drive farther or delay needed care. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has many of them wondering whether rural health care systems will survive. Twenty percent of the U.S. population lives in rural America, a region that fuels the country with food and energy. These Americans believe their health care needs have bee…

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