Findings from a new poll show how rural Americans are struggling to access health care. Access to health care, particularly in rural areas, is something Community Health Centers know more than a little about. Nearly half of health centers (44 percent) are located in rural communities, where the nearest doctor or hospital can be as far as 50 miles or more, or in the next county. Despite the fact that health centers have expanded their reach the last few years (they serve 1 in 5 rural residents) there are still many rural frontiers where there are few or even no options for health care.
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