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Paonia hosts in-depth look at health care system

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At 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, Indivisible groups, including the North Fork Valley, Crawford and Montrose, and the Delta Democrats will host a free event addressing the current health care crisis. This event will take place at the Paradise Theatre.

Bob Semro, a retired Colorado healthy policy analyst will discuss "Opening the Black Box: Spending, Cost and Waste in the American Health Care System."

Health care costs on Colorado's West Slope are among the highest in the United States. Semro's presentation offers a glimpse into a system that has created some of the most high-priced health care in the world. Come and learn about why American health care is so expensive.

For families, health care costs are growing twice as fast as average household income. On average, the cost of hospital services has grown by about 10 percent a year. National spending on prescription drugs increased by two thirds over the last 10 years and is projected to increase by the same amount over the next 10 years. On top of that, 30 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States can be classified as waste.

Bob Semro is a Colorado native who worked in the private health care sector for more than 25 years. He was a health policy analyst for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and the Bell Policy Center and served on the Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform, the Home Health Care Advisory Committee for the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, the Colorado Consumer Insurance Council and various advisory groups for the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange.

For information, contact Elaine Brett, 970-210-9717 or embrett@icloud.com; or Carol Parker, 970-208-7712 or parkervfp@gmail.com.

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