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By Wendell Potter
Rural Health News 

Rural people are most affected by negative health care trends

 

Last updated 7/9/2018 at 2:52pm



Recent studies about health care in America show troubling trends, especially in states with large rural and relatively low-income populations.

While the United States continues to spend far more than any other developed country on health care on a per capita basis and as a percentage of gross domestic product, many states, especially in the south and Midwest, are losing ground in key areas that pertain to life expectancy.

The Commonwealth Fund’s just-released 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives/2018/may/state-scorecard, confirmed wha...



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