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LOCAL STORIES.

STATEWIDE IMPACT.

Changes to the health care system are being felt in communities across Colorado.

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MONTROSE COUNTY

Geographically isolated and facing limited resources, Montrose says collaboration is critical.

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COLORADO SPRINGS

The complexity of an urban health care system provides both opportunities and challenges.

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YUMA COUNTY

This tightly-knit community makes up for any resources its small, rural health care system might lack.

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SUMMIT COUNTY

In Summit County, the health care system must serve the diverse needs of both residents and tourists.

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TELL YOUR STORY

What do you think about health reform? Is it having an impact in your community?

Telling the story of health reform in Colorado

Our nation is in the midst of historic health care systems change. Local and national health reforms are bringing new tools to communities working to solve complex health care challenges. This is the story of health reform and its impacts in Colorado, through the eyes and words of the Coloradans living it.

Four communities were chosen to represent four different kinds of communities in Colorado: Colorado Springs, to represent the urban communities; Montrose County, to represent the Western Slope communities; Summit County, to represent the mountain resort communities; and Yuma County, to represent the eastern plains communities. Collectively, their experiences help to illustrate the changing nature of health care in Colorado.

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado Springs

A bustling metropolis in the center of the state, Colorado Springs is a hotspot of industry and commerce that manages to keep its small-town feel.

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MONTROSE COUNTY

Montrose County

Known as much for its beautiful landscapes as it is for its crops, Montrose County sits on Colorado’s western edge, welcoming independent spirits.

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SUMMIT COUNTY

Summit County

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Summit County is part tourist destination, part historic township, and all about working hard and playing hard.

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YUMA COUNTY

Yuma County

Along the edge of the expansive eastern plains of Colorado lies Yuma County, where strong community ties hold together generations of families.

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