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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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... For hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops and their families, when the Pentagon orders them to find health care off base there is none. An NPR analysis found that 50% of active duty military installations stand within federally designated health professional shortage areas (HPSA). Those are places where medical services are hard to find " commonly called "health care deserts." "Military members often don't have a lot of control over where they're stationed. Certainly their families don't," says Eileen Huck, with the National Military Family Association. "It's incumbent on the military to make sure that when you send a family to a location, the support and resources are available to take care of them. And that obviously includes health care," she says. ...

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... NPR mapped counties designated as shortage areas for primary care, mental health care and maternity care nationwide. Excluding National Guard installations, half the bases landed within at least one desert.

Three out of four bases in primary care deserts are also in either a mental health care desert, a maternal care desert, or both. By population, 1 in 3 U.S. troops and their families live in a health care desert. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-18 01:36 AM | Reply

I.E. "the south"

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-18 01:48 PM | Reply

When I was based at Minot AFB in the far North of North Dakota, it was common to have to drive to another city-sometimes as far away as Minneapolis, in order to be seen. But travel for the family was fully funded, and it was North Dakota...so most of the time you just made a quick vacay of the whole thing.

#3 | Posted by madbomber at 2024-06-18 03:43 PM | Reply

6 women have had to be airlifted from Idaho to neighboring states to receive emergency reproductive health care.

This conservative court is aiming to kill women with their EMTALA ruling later this week (or next week).

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2024-06-18 03:52 PM | Reply

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