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Coronavirus Pandemic Likely To Hurt Rural Healthcare06:07
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Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Ala., is one of the latest health care facilities to fall victim to a wave of rural hospital shutdowns across the United States in recent years. (Jay Reeves/AP)
Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Ala., is one of the latest health care facilities to fall victim to a wave of rural hospital shutdowns across the United States in recent years. (Jay Reeves/AP)

We look at what the pandemic means for rural hospitals, many of which were already struggling financially before the coronavirus. Mark Holmes is director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina, which has been tracking rural hospitals.

This segment aired on April 28, 2020.

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