Video produced and hosted by Katie Fernelius
There’s a rural hospital crisis in America.
30% of rural hospitals across the U.S. are in danger of closing — putting thousands of Americans farther and farther from life-saving medical care.
Mississippi is a perfect example of this: almost half of its rural hospitals are at risk of closing, and every closure puts more lives at risk.
We went to the Magnolia State to find out what’s happening, who’s responsible, and how low-cost solutions could stop these lethal closures.