2010 Policy Update

The 2010 Legislative Session is well underway and the Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) is working towards the goal of improving healthcare services available in rural communities to ensure that all rural Coloradans have access to comprehensive, affordable, high quality healthcare.

During the 2010 session CRHC is focused on the following priorities:

  • Supporting efforts to increase and improve the healthcare workforce in rural and frontier counties of Colorado
  • Working to increase the capacity of Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, and other rural healthcare providers
  • Educating policymakers at both the state and federal level about the entire healthcare safety net, which includes Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, and Community-Funded Safety Net Clinics
  • Preventing further cuts to provider reimbursement rates and healthcare services
  • Tracking federal healthcare reform efforts and protect key rural provisions

CRHC represents and supports Colorado’s 45 Rural Health Clinics and 29 Critical Access Hospitals, in addition to the many independent providers, Community-Funded Safety Net Clinics, and rural residents across the state.

To stay informed and up to speed with the policy activities of CRHC and how you can get involved, please visit The Rural Voice. If you would like more information about CRHC’s Rural Outreach and Advocacy Program, please contact Terri Hurst, Policy Analyst, at th@coruralhealth.org

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