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Rural Hospitals in the Midwest Push for Medicaid Expansion

Expanding who’s eligible for health coverage under Medicaid has stirred a heated debate. And in states that have chosen not to expand the program - including Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska - rural hospitals are struggling with the fallout. Many are facing layoffs and even closure. For Harvest Public Media, Alex Smith reports.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest, which have joined forces to report on rural issues and agriculture, from farms to food to fuel and beyond.  KPR is a partner of Harvest Public Media.

Rural Hospitals, Struggling to Survive, Push for Expanding Medicaid


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