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Panel To Fund Colorado Rural Health Care

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Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D) on Wednesday signed an executive order that will create a panel to distribute $7.5 million in health grants to rural communities over a period of six years, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reports.

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According to Ritter, four of the state's 64 counties do not have a primary care physician, seven do not have physicians who accept new Medicaid beneficiaries, and 20 counties, including 14 in rural areas, do not have a hospital. Under the executive order, the Colorado Rural Health Care Grants Council will be established to direct the funds as a charitable gift from UnitedHealth Group, the state's largest health insurer (Barge, Denver Rocky Mountain News, 8/8).

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