Health Care on the Brink

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A recent report shows the dire financial situation facing Mississippi's rural hospitals. The report reiterates what has been known for years: hospitals are struggling financially while patients are in danger of and are actually going without medical care.Some of the hospitals in jeopardy reside in districts represented by some of the worst offenders when it comes to health care in the state:Highland Community Hospital, represented by Rep. Mark Formby (R-Picayune)Tippah County Hospital, represented by Rep. Judas Steverson (R-Ripley)Montfort Jones Community Hospital, represented by Rep. Jason White (R-West)Natchez Regional Medical Center, ironically represented by Public Health Committee Chairman Sam Mims (R-McComb)This

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