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By Rep. Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Supporting healthcare solutions for rural America

 

Last updated 9/19/2019 at 10:03am



Across the country, we have seen communities and patients struggle to access and afford healthcare. In rural areas, this struggle is intensified by longer distances and the remote nature of our communities. Living in rural America, we recognize emergency services aren’t always just a phone call away. Many of us travel many miles between our homes and the medical facilities that provide primary and long-term care – not to mention specialized treatments, which are often provided across the mountains in Seattle.

For example, I’ve heard stories of mothers having to drive over an hour, in...



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