82 rural hospitals have closed in the last year

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    Those hospitals only run because of Medicaid funding Republicans are cutting so they can give tax cuts to their billionaire donors.
    We know this to be true.
    Rural hospitals, in many areas are the largest employer so those people are getting a double whammy.
    Get this. Rural areas voted overwhelmingly for Trump.
    Hope that works out for them.
     
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    the 82 that closed are because of trumps tax cuts? do I have that right?
     
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    /----/ Geee Spanky, in your glee to bash Trump you neglected to post the entire headline: Since 2010, 82 rural hospitals have closed nationally.
    So who was president in 2010? Why did Obozo let this start since you seem to think the POTUS controls what hospitals stay open and those that close.
    A Hospital Crisis Is Killing Rural Communities. This State Is 'Ground Zero.' | HuffPost
     
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    CNN just had a story about a little mining town in Nevada population 2500 where people are dying en route to hospitals a 3-4 hour drive away.

    Yep, these are little towns in the middle of nowhere .. Orange Twit voters. Just wait until the new Republican tax cuts are passed. The number of closures will triple.
     
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    No, right now they are closing because Dear Donald is starving the ACA. No advertising and threats of ending subsidies creating uncertainty in the marketplace. This means more & more insurers are pulling out and the ones left (if there are any) are raising rates.
     
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    /----/ Why didn't you post a link so we can see when the hospital closed if there was ever one there to begin with. There is no story on CNN about this CNN - Breaking News, Latest News and Videos
     
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    well I guess that explains the tax cuts to his friends
     
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    /----/ Why do you have to advertise something that is as wonderful as Libs claim Obozocare is? After 7 years you think no one has ever heard of Obozocare and have to be told to sign up? Besides non profits are spending their own money to advertise saving the taxpayers $$$$$$
    Trump cut ACA television ads. So nonprofits are running their own.
     
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    Not really, but it does explain the reality that these folks can't afford their premiums and end up as charity cases. And the vast majority of these rural hospital closures involve folks on Medicaid and in red states choosing not to expand it. Hospitals can only take so many charity cases before they go belly up:

    Reform of the ACA needs address the rural hospital closure crisis
     
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