Rural Healthcare in Colorado to See Improvements

An exerpt from the Public News Service-CO

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Under the new federal health care reform plan, medical services are expected to become more patient-friendly for the more than 700,000 Coloradans who live in rural areas. Among its provisions: the plan will pay an increased share of doctor bills for seniors, lower costs for outpatient prescriptions, and offer better reimbursement for rural ambulance services. Nearly 10 percent of rural patients have no regular source of health care or advice. Federal health care reform also provides $11 billion in funding nationwide to help build and improve community health center service.

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