As more healthcare services shut their doors in rural Missouri, MRCC continues the fight for healthcare access for all Missourians. As Medicaid Expansion continues to roll out to help both rural and urban Missourians, we look forward to strengthening the safety net and reversing this trend.
“This has been going on for a long time.” a spokesperson for the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, told KRCG 13. “One of the main things we need is hospitals. And right now, we’re seeing the opposite. We’ve lost a lot of hospitals in rural Missouri over the last ten, fifteen years, and even over the last five years…We have to ensure that we have both access to healthcare, access to insurance, access to infrastructure, but it’s also got to be affordable.”