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If you live in rural Nevada, there’s a good chance that getting health care can be a problem when you live in such a remote area. You might not be able to get to a hospital quickly in an emergency, and you also might have travel long distances to get routine checkups and screenings.

Rural areas often have fewer doctors and dentists, and certain specialists might not be available at all.

So if you live in rural parts of Nye, Elko, White Pine or Clark counties, you have to travel some distance to see a doctor or get to the hospital.

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Dr. Marya Shegog, director of health programs, The Lincy Insitute

Maggie Elehwany, vice president government relations and policy, National Rural Health Association

Rita Million, post-licensure director of nursing, Nevada State College

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