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Eight Colorado legislators from both major parties agreed on one thing at the Colorado Health Symposium Wednesday – health care is costing their constituents a fortune, and they do need to do something about it.
Colorado’s lowest life expectancies often occur in the counties with the highest poverty rates, according to a recent study by the University of Washington and U.S. Census data.
According to the Colorado Children’s Campaign – child poverty has risen so sharply that 20% of the state’s children don’t know if they will get regular meals.
The Aurora-based University of Colorado Hospital will look to expand its network in other parts of the state after it nails down its just-announced deal in northern Colorado.
To the south, Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs hopes to expand its network beyond the state’s second largest city, if it can modify its limitations as a city-owned facility.
Those are just two of the ways in which Colorado hospitals are dealing with massive changes in the health care industry.
Colorado doesn’t have enough primary care physicians. And the shortage is expected to worsen in coming years.