COVID accelerated end of rural hospitals: “The exodus began with the nursing staff. Many left in the first months of the pandemic for higher-paying urban hospitals …”

Link. California is going to extend coverage to undocumented and increase Medicaid reimbursement. This facility will likely reopen — for a time.

It’s very expensive to maintain a modern healthcare facility and rural areas are poor. They are also red, so it puts their GOP reps in a weird spot.