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Colorado State Rep. Lois Landgraf on Access to Respite Care

Colorado State Rep. Lois Landgraf discuss the importance of  creating access to affordable respite care across Colorado. She says respite care saves money, improves health and maintains dignity for patients. Landgraf sponsored a bill appointing a task force to review the issue and...

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...

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...

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...