They grow the food we eat. They farm the materials for the clothes we wear. They provide the energy that drives our cities. These are the rural Texans we love and idealize. But we overlook a serious reality: Rural healthcare delivery systems are either on life support or nonexistent.
This ugly truth leaves rural Texans vulnerable, with limited or no access to care. It also impacts those of us who live in cities but drive through or spend time in the picturesque rural lands for work, or for respite from the frenetic bustle of urban life. In a state as prosperous and resourceful as Texas, this is unacceptable.