Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Podcast explores cracks in the health-care system; first episode discusses closure of rural Kansas hospital

Where It Hurts
, a new podcast that kicks off today, explores the growing cracks in America's health-care system that often leave people vulnerable. The first season, "No Mercy," chronicles how Fort Scott, Kansas, a community of about 8,000 on the Missouri border, lost its only hospital, and what happened to the the townspeople after Mercy Hospital Fort Scott closed its doors. 

The podcast is a collaboration between Kaiser Health News and St. Louis Public Radio. "No Mercy" is hosted by KHN's Sarah Jane Tribble, who spent more than a year and a half reporting on the fallout from Fort Scott's hospital closure.

You can find the podcast here, or anywhere else podcasts are available.

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