Health Jul 12

When her pregnancy hit a crisis, Ginger Peebles rushed to her hospital in Swainsboro, Ga., where her daughter Brenlee Pepin was born healthy. But that hospital closed a year later, a victim of the financial problems plaguing rural areas. (Family photo courtesy of Kimberly Howell)
How Medicaid cuts could worsen health services in rural areas

Patient advocates say Republican bills to replace the federal health law would worsen rural areas’ financial straits through reductions in Medicaid funding. Such changes threaten the health of thousands of state residents, especially those in rural areas.