rural healthcare

  • Mother of girls who died in Norwood in 2017 gets sentenced
  • Lawsuit targets Glen Canyon Dam in Northern Arizona
  • Rural health clinics seeing influx of uninsured patients
  • BLM announces parcels in next oil and gas lease sale

Tamie Meck

The Remote Area Medical Clinic, a non profit based in Tennessee, visited Colorado for the first time August 3rd and 4th at the Paonia Energy Tech building. Volunteer medical practitioners provided medical, dental and vision health care services at no expense. KVNF News visited with volunteers, board members and participants to get the story about this unique health services provider.

  • Remote Area Medical clinic coming to Paonia
  • Uninsured, underprivileged patients can get health care this weekend
  • Pikes Peak Summit Complex closer to becoming a reality
  • Disease spreading quickly through Western Slope horse population

  • New group in Colorado urging lawmakers to reform gun laws
  • Carbondale Republican Bob Rankin appointed to Senate, will leave House
  • Changes to rural health care will be discussed today
  • SNAP benefits cut off in February due to government shutdown

  • Senator Cory Gardner seeks marijuana and Conservation Fund bills
  • Early estimates of snowpack suggest Colorado River will be low next year
  • Capitol Coverage of rural insurance rates on the Western Slope

  • Senator Kerry Donovan visits Paonia on re-election campaign
  • Rural patients in Colorado lag behind in health coverage
  • Colorado senators weigh in on withdrawal from Iran agreement
  • College educated Latinos in state will be sought for job market

West Obsessed: Rural Healthcare

Sep 7, 2016

Across the West, rural communities struggle with access to good health care. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss how some towns are finding innovative solutions to fill in the gaps.