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Oil Boom Crunches Rural Medical Facilities

The Bakken oil boom in western North Dakota has put tremendous strain on the region’s small hospitals. An older population (eligible for Medicare) is declining, as a younger population, many of them uninsured, is rapidly expanding. There’s major overload on emergency facilities, accompanied by skyrocketing bad debt. Nurse and staff recruitments have become much more […]