Rural Healthcare in Crisis
“Farm livin’ is the life for me, land spreading out so far and wide, Keep Manhattan just give me that countryside.”
Theme from Green Acres, Television sitcom from 1965-71.
In the show, the main character Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Arnold), ditches his New York legal practice to become a farmer in rural America. Unfortunately, today what Mr. Douglas would also experience with “farm livin’” is his access to health care, and indeed his health might be at risk if he continued to live there.
The landscape in small-town America might be bucolic, but the health delivery system is not. “The health care delivery system in rural America is largely fragmented, the rural health care workforce is stretched to its limits in most states and rural households have higher rates of death, disability, and chronic disease. These challenges are significant because approximately 51 million (1 in 6) people live in rural and frontier areas of the country”
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