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Urbanite Learns Firsthand About Rural Health Care Challenges

There’s a certain cry that every parent knows isn’t normal. It’s the “I’m-not-kidding-I’m-really-hurt-this-time,” shriek instantly recognizable by most any parent. It was that particular scream that rang out over 4th of July as our family vacationed in Crested Butte....

SNAC-Time Means Understanding Access to Care for Coloradans

A year ago, the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) – the nonpartisan health research and data analysis organization – launched an innovative program designed to discuss key health care access issues. These conversations are part of a series of “learning laboratories” put...

2014 Colorado State Legislature
Health Care Summary

Here is a good roundup of the health care issues that came up during this year’s legislative session, courtesy of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved. Some of the bills include improving access to health coverage and health care services, strengthening and...

Bringing Doctors to Rural Colorado

Colorado Public Radio examines how Coloradans living in rural towns are facing a serious shortage of doctors and while proposed legislation aims to reverse the trend, smaller communities continue to struggle to recruit and retain medical professionals. The picture is bleak in many...

Health Care Reform From A Personal Perspective

A new project, HealthIsLocal.org, from the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (CCMU), has started to collect health reform experiences from four Colorado communities, including Summit County. Health is Local includes interviews from local health care leaders, videos,...

Providing Health Care Complicated in Rural Communities

Just providing insurance in rural communities doesn’t completely fix the health care problem. You still need providers to offer the care, as this AP story illustrates: FREEPORT, Fla. — In this rural part of the Panhandle, Christopher Mitchell finds few takers when he delivers...

ClinicNet’s Sharon Adams On Providing Care For Those Without Insurance

There’s nothing simple about the state of health care in America, and many people have already made up their minds about whom to blame for it being broken and how to fix it. But as important, ongoing health care reform continues, doctors and health care practitioners continue to...