Last week yet another of Tennessee’s rural hospitals announced it would be closing its doors, bringing the total up to a dozen – the most per capita of any state in the country.
This time it’s Clay County’s Cumberland River Hospital falling on hard times.
This week we learned Clay County would lose yet another rural hospital, putting Tennessee into the double digits and cementing our place as the per capita leader in rural hospital closures.
As Tennessee continues to reject billions each year, yet another rural hospital shuts its doors, this time in the Clay County/Celina area.
“the closing will cost 146 full & part-time employees their positions”
Not expanding Medicaid for political reasons is an absolute shame. Hope Governor Bill Lee and the state legislature see the light before more unnecessary damage is done.
Read the article from NewsTalk941.com Here.
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— Carol Abney for TN House 38 (@ElectCarolAbney) January 29, 2019