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.