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