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Unique collective has ambitious plan to lower healthcare costs
Modern Healthcare

Summit County, Colo., is a picturesque mountain community nestled high in the Colorado Rockies that roughly 30,000 people call home. It’s a charming area well-loved for its extended winters and four ski areas.

Not so charming is the cost of healthcare in the county, where a knee replacement costs 89% more on average than in the Denver metro area about 70 miles east. If a bad spill on a ski hill necessitates a craniotomy, a patient will pay 163% more on average in Summit County compared with the Denver area.

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