As a nurse, I love (sic) to hear how America has the best medical care available of any country. So let me correct this statement for you. We have the best medical care available to those who can afford it and live in the right areas or have the luxury of being able to travel long distances to access that care.
The distance issue is becoming an increasingly alarming issue. For years, hospitals have been closing at a rate of 30 hospitals per year across the US. At first glance, this number doesn’t sound horrible. However, then we have to dive deeper into those numbers.