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Guzman: A solution for our rural hospitals

Sen. Lucia Guzman

Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]

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Crowder: Colorado’s rural hospitals facing plight

Sen. Larry Crowder

The future of health care has been in the news a lot recently. The intended repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly called “Obamacare” has generated more questions than answers. However, one thing is for certain. The upcoming plight of Colorado’s rural hospitals is not in question. Last year, the state Legislature voted not to […]

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Aguilar: The free market will not protect rural hospitals

Sen. Irene Aguilar

In response to Sen. Owen Hill’s Feb. 7 opinion column in The Colorado Statesman, I certainly agree with Sen. Hill that we need to protect Colorado Hospitals — particularly those in rural and underserved areas. However, he is mistaken in thinking that repealing Obamacare (“RomenyCare,” Affordable Care Act, ACA) and replacing it with the “Free […]

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Hullinghorst drops hospital fee bill, at last, with Crowder’s name attached

Colorado Speaker of the House Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, on Monday introduced a bill to remake the state’s hospital provider fee and free up millions of dollars for the state budget. The Speaker had threatened to introduce the proposal for months and, absent the bill itself, the merits of the proposal had been debated in […]

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