Disparity In Healthcare

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There is a widespread disparity of accessibility to medical care within Indiana. This disparity of access to quality health services in certain areas of Indiana is seemingly nothing less than a full blown crisis. While much recent legislative focus and attention have been devoted to medical insurance coverage, a general lack of accessibility to healthcare, especially in rural areas, has remained unsettled. This article outlines the maldistribution of hospitals and healthcare professionals within Indiana with a focus on a comparative analysis of rural and urban locales, and it also seeks to explore and offer legal solutions to this humanitarian inequity. In part I of this note, the nature and scope of the inaccessibility

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