Of the 25 states that have seen at least one rural hospital close since 2010, those with the most closures are located in the South, according to research from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program.

Thirteen hospitals in Texas have closed since 2010, the most of any state. Tennessee has seen the second-most closures, with eight hospitals closing since 2010. In third place is Georgia with six closures followed by Alabama and Mississippi, which have each seen five hospitals close over the past six years.

And this week (Jan. 4, 2018) brings one more. The Decatur County Commission decided to close its only hospital this week, citing the increased taxpayer subsidies.

The failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare host cost the State of Tennessee over $9 billion in lost federal funding.

What the heck. Who needs healthcare in Tennessee? Won't our relatives and churches give us what we need?

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

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