A Hospital In Rural Colorado Is The Cornerstone Of Small Town Life

Hugo, Colo., is home to no more than 850 residents, but has a beloved hospital where staff members know most of their patients by name. To survive financially, the hospital depends on payments from Medicaid, a program that faces deep cuts in the GOP health bill.

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Hugo, Colo., is home to no more than 850 residents, but has a beloved hospital where staff members know most of their patients by name. To survive financially, the hospital depends on payments from Medicaid, a program that faces deep cuts in the GOP health bill.

Hart Van Denburg/CPR

When you pull into Hugo, a town 100 miles east of Denver on Highway 287, you’re greeted by one grocery store, one restaurant, one liquor store, one historic railroad roundhouse, two bars and a single antique store by the name of Main Street Mama’s.

Linda Orrell runs the antique store,

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/01/534555070/a-hospital-in-rural-colorado-is-the-cornerstone-of-small-town-life?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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