Bonus Episode: Voices from the Frontlines of a Rural Healthcare Crisis

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Our very own Tanya Bernice Turner went down to Kingsport, Tennessee, to speak with community members protesting the closure of a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, at privately-owned Holston Valley Medical Center. The protest has been going on for over 140 days with little-to-no media coverage, and so we thought it was something you all should know about. This interview features @danithepoet who you can follow for updates. As Dani explains, "The reason this matters is we are the test case for rural America. They intend to roll this out everywhere across the country. And it should scare you that a healthcare corporation and a couple of politicians can make some laws that tie the hands of the federal government." For more information: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2019/06/23/ballad-health-merger-rural-hospital-closures/1342608001/

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