Rural healthcare has been an issue for some time. Hospitals in the country like OSF St. Francis Hospital have issues as they relate to financing. COVID placed financial stress on them. Furthermore, they have a higher elderly population that don't have access to public transportation. Telehealth and strengthening our rural hospitals makes a difference places like Escanaba and Gladstone. Our elderly population will have greater access to the healthcare they need.
The following was taken from https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-improving-rural-health-telehealth-access/