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INSIGHTS: Colorado legislature’s progress on hospitals could be a lesson for Congress

I spent Monday in Hugo, a tiny town on the Eastern Plains that was thrust into the spotlight this legislative session. Subscribers can read about that online Monday and in our print edition, The Statesman. Lincoln Community Hospital, located in Hugo in Lincoln County, was highlighted as a rural hospital that would take significant budget […]

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Insights: The Colorado legislative session’s end is like a mad dash for Christmas, with amendments

Wednesday’s end of the Colorado legislative session feels a little like Christmas, but with liquor and bitterness instead of the milk of human kindness. It’s not going to be a happy new year. Lawmakers knew they had to get  big things done before May 10, because that’s 120 days from when they started, just like Christmas follows Thanksgiving. The session […]

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ICYMI: Ezzard comes home, CO middle of the road on taxes, first end-of-life patient dies

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Here’s a whatever-happened-to update: If you remember Martha Ezzard from her time as a Colorado legislator, you should probably check out the story in the Denver Business Journal. A couple of decades ago, Ezzard and her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, moved to Georgia to run an Ezzard family farm. They turned it into a pretty […]

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Guzman: A solution for our rural hospitals

Sen. Lucia Guzman

Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]

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