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‘DeBrucing’ the Hospital Provider Fee, A Colorado Budget Opportunity

By Katherine Blair Mulready, Vice President of Legislative Policy & Chief Strategy Officer, at the Colorado Hospital Association “Over the next few years, as we do more refunds, it’s going to come out of education. It’s going to come out of transportation.” That’s how...

Safety Net Clinic Week Highlights Health Care Access In Colorado

To highlight and advocate for Colorado’s health care safety net, ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center are hosting the 6th annual Safety Net Clinic Week, Aug. 17 – 21. The week is devoted to educating the public, policymakers and other community leaders about...

Clinic Founder On Colorado Community-based Health Care

Jim García founded Clinica Tepeyac 23 years ago. As a community-based health care center, it provides primary and behavioral health care, and health education to Metro Denver’s medically underserved, predominantly Latino population. Many patients are undocumented. The clinic’s...

Rural Colorado Community Doctors Need To Be Engaged

Attracting and retaining doctors to practice medicine in rural communities is an issue across the U.S., and particularly in Colorado. According to the Colorado Health Institute, there are nine regions across the state with significantly inadequate access to primary care providers...

First Hand: Rural Pediatrician Discusses Health Care Access

Dr. Greg Suchon from Pediatric Associates in Montrose discussed the difficulties of getting care as a result of the health care coverage expansion. Rural communities are seeing more and more patients, but there is not an increase in the number of health care professionals, he says....