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Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12
Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12

Receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you're nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the health care world can be understandably unnerving.

But PAs, or physician assistants, are here to help.

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Resurrecting old insurance model may limit who gets covered and how well

A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents say it will offer lower premiums and relief from increasingly expensive Obamacare policies sold in the so-called individual market.

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Democratic candidate talks health care
Democratic candidate talks health care

Jared Polis, Democrat candidate for Colorado governor, hosted a Delta health care town hall at the Wild Flower Bistro in Delta on July 3. Over 70 people attended.

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Champions of rural health

Last week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) acknowledged seven rural organizations from across the nation as champions in providing high-quality access to health care in rural communities. Families Plus of Delta was named Champion of Innovation in Health Care Delivery.

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What is a school-based health center?

Citizens of our community have been asking, "What is a school-based health center? We hear we have one in Delta County, but we don't really understand what it is." A school-based health center is a health care facility located within or on school grounds.

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Hospital CEO optimistic about health care
Hospital CEO optimistic about health care

It's one of the most complex and controversial issues in America today. It's also the fastest growing sector of the economy.

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Hospital CEO prefers 'repair' to 'repeal' of health care act

Delta County Memorial Hospital dodged a bullet when the hospital provider fee was moved into a state enterprise fund, ensuring continued financial support for rural hospitals in Colorado. But with the Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, DCMH continues to operate in a world of uncertainty, CEO Jason Cleckler reported at an Indivisible gathering in Cedaredge.

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Delta physician joins 'Protect Patients First' tour

Patients, doctors, hospitals and several leading national organizations that advocate for better health care are joining together to highlight concerns all Coloradans should have about health reform proposals being discussed in Congress, including the recently released U.S. Senate proposal.

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