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In rural Appalachia, can health care become the new coal?

Clip: 12/03/2018 | 8m 4s | Video has closed captioning.

Pikeville is a small city of 6,700 nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky--a rural area that has struggled to survive the decline of the coal industry. Now, local residents are pinning their futures on health care, which is desperately needed for a population whose life expectancy lags years behind the national average. Amna Nawaz reports for our new series, the Future of Work.

Aired: 12/03/18

Rating: NR

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