Rural Communities Left Hurting Without a Hospital, Ambulance or Doctors Nearby

(By Andy Miller for Kaiser Health News)

STATENVILLE, Ga. — Georgia’s Echols County, which borders Florida, could be called a health care desert.

It has no hospital, no local ambulances. A medical provider comes to treat patients at a migrant farmworker clinic but, other than a small public health department with two full-time employees, that’s about the extent of the medical care in the rural county of 4,000 people. Continue reading here…

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