Changes to the health care system are being felt in communities across Colorado.
Geographically isolated and facing limited resources, Montrose says collaboration is critical.
The complexity of an urban health care system provides both opportunities and challenges.
This tightly-knit community makes up for any resources its small, rural health care system might lack.
In Summit County, the health care system must serve the diverse needs of both residents and tourists.
NOTE: This project ran from 2013 to 2015 and has since been completed. The information available on this site has not been updated in the interim, but the content and context it provides remain a useful tool in understanding the impact 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.