US: More rural hospitals at risk of closing

Since 2010, more than 80 US rural hospitals have closed and hundreds more are at risk of shutting their doors.

    The deadline for Americans to sign up for 2018 insurance coverage through the government's Health Insurance Marketplace - or Obamacare - has just passed.

    But that's not the only healthcare problem in the US.

    Experts say so-called 'medical deserts' are becoming more common. Since 2010, more than 80 rural hospitals have closed and hundreds more are at risk of shutting their doors.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Metter, Georgia.


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