With the ongoing healthcare debate continuing in Congress, the question of the day is this: Can other communities replicate the Grand Junction model of low-cost, high-quality, near-universal healthcare? With an emphasis on primary care and prevention, providers in this western Colorado city and surrounding area emphasize that certain elements of its successful system can certainly be replicated.
After Ryan Fiegel fell into a coma in the wake of a brain tumor in February, his parents made the tough decision to move him to Grand Junction’s community hospice to live out his remaining days among friends, family and a caring staff.
Grand Junction’s Marillac Clinic delivers options — and high-quality care — to uninsured people who are not poor enough for Medicaid’s low income limits
Grand Junction delivers some of the best healthcare in the nation, at the lowest cost. And in this western Colorado community of 53,000, nearly everyone has health coverage. In this story, the first of five parts, reporter Bill Scanlon details how the city and surrounding region is emerging as a national model for excellence in public healthcare
First the job disappears, then the health insurance. What to do, beyond praying that no one in the family gets sick?