“Remote Area Medical”: Bringing free health care to a forgotten region — the rural South


It’s the middle of the night, and the parking lot at Bristol International Speedway in Tennessee is filled with cars. People are camping out in the cars or on the asphalt in tents, cooking up pulled pork in portable smokers, waiting for dawn.

They’re not waiting in line for tickets to a NASCAR race, or a Jason Aldean concert. They’re waiting for health care.

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