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Rural Colorado Mountain Towns Struggle to Find Affordable Coverage

A new study has found that health care costs in Colorado are still rising. A study by the Portland, Maine-based Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement found that health care costs for commercially insured individuals in Colorado increased by 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, while...

Medical Students Get Training in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs — Born in an old brick hospital looking out on downtown Colorado Springs, Cody Brevik has always considered this city home. Now, he wants to be the one who wears a white coat and cares for the Pikes Peak region’s next generation of natives and newcomers....

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...

Rural Colorado: Some Facts About Health Disparities

Colorado faces many obstacles to health in the vast rural parts of the state. The Colorado Rural Health Center manages the iCARE program (Improving Communication and Readmission), designed to build off of the success of Colorado’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) by aiding in...

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....

Telemedicine in Colorado: Offering Better Access to Health Care

We’ve all seen the sci-fi episodes or tech company commercials: the ones where a child is sick and the doctor beams into the kid’s bedroom and talks to him, then runs some sort of laser across his tummy to diagnose his illness. Telemedicine is the use of technology to engage...

Colorado Rural Health Care Center Launches New Website

The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) – Colorado’s nonprofit State Office of Rural Health and member-based association – today announced the launch of its new fully-featured website coruralhealth.org. The new site reflects CRHC’s commitment to providing...