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h_hie_2017a_2017-01-19t13:33:14z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/19/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

Presentation - Colorado Rural Health Center



COMMITTEE ON JOINT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


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02:42 PM -- Presentation - Colorado Rural Health Center




Kelly Erb, Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC), presented to the committee and distributed a handout (Attachment D). She described the purpose of the CRHC, and the stakeholders that they represent. She went over statistics related to Colorado's rural population, economy, and access to healthcare.



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02:52 PM



Ms. Erb played a video for the committee on health care systems in rural Colorado.



03:05 PM



Ms. Erb responded to questions from the committee regarding Medicaid expansion repeal, the hospital provider fee, and rural health center staff requirements. She continued to respond to questions regarding EMS services and effects of the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act.



03:21 PM



Ms. Erb continued to discuss funding challenges and incentives for rural healthcare facilities with the committee.