Ben Edwards is the only doctor in Post, Tex. In fact, he's the only doctor in Garza County, which spans almost 900 square miles. The health-care needs of his entire community fall to him, but there are only so many hours in the day. This is where health-care reform runs into a small-town reality: Even if you have insurance, you need someone to treat you.
Country doctor Ben Edwards, 35, of Post, Tex., is the only physician in a 45-mile radius. In this working-class outpost in the vast, flat no man's land of West Texas, the everyday health-care needs of an entire community fall to him. Melina Mara/The Washington Post Buy Photo