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Health Care Cost Comparisons: Can Colorado’s Rural Communities Rely On It?

The Colorado All Payer Claims Database is a brilliant tool: a database that shows the side-by-side average cost of health procedures at different hospitals, and lets consumers (i.e. patients) become educated on the cost of their care and make choices based on price. It’s like...

Can Rural Hospitals in Colorado Stand Alone?

Recently, at the annual Forum sponsored by the Colorado Rural Health Center, we were fortunate to hear from Michael King, attorney and Chair of Transactional Health Care Group at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. King had a thought-provoking and startling assertion on...

Offering Health Care Access for Aurora and Urban Communities

Doctors can treat a patient’s physical problems, but when it comes to what ails many patients, money, the cure is elusive. Even if the only help a patient needs is a bus pass, or stable housing or a few job skills — there’s no prescription to make it happen, even though those...

Spotlight on Hispanic Health In Colorado

Colorado’s Hispanic community faces unique and substantial barriers to achieving good health, according to the Data Spotlight from the latest Colorado Health Report Card. The new report, a collaboration between the Colorado Health Institute and the Colorado Health Foundation as...