A health policy analyst sees the closing of rural hospitals as part of a bigger trend in the U.S.
Those who live in these rural areas, which were once served by a local hospital now find themselves without nearby emergency service. See what happens when a few elected officials, far removed from the day-to-day lives of the citizens they are supposed to serve, hold all the cards when it comes to decisions that effect the lives of their citizens.
Since these politicians are not effected personally, and they rarely suffer any political fallout, it is easy for them to deny services to others citing cost savings, while these same politicians run up debt in the billions and trillions yearly.
This is yet another example of why it is never a good idea to leave decisions that affect your life in the hands of uncaring, and unfeeling bureaucrats. Nationalized health care is hazardous to your health. In an effort to SAVE money, as if the government ever really cares about saving money, they will simply deny you service.