Millions of Americans live nowhere near a hospital, jeopardizing their lives
By Caitlin Ostroff and Ciara Bri’d Frisbie, CNN
(CNN)As a nurse practitioner, Wanda Liddell knew it was a medical emergency when she saw one of her patients struggling to breathe last month. But in her backcountry town of Cross City, Florida, the ambulance took 30 minutes to arrive. Even worse, it was another 45 miles to the nearest hospital.