A bill making its way through the state legislature aims to help recruit doctors to Colorado, specifically to work in under-served areas. Today continues a three-part series from KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney that takes a look at doctors in Colorado, efforts to recruit them, and the effects felt by residents needing primary care.

Big swaths of Colorado are medical deserts. Thirteen rural Colorado counties only have one doctor, or none at all. In Colorado’s cities, there are plenty of doctors offices, but they’re often just mirages to people on Medicaid or with no insurance at all. Clinics that do see the poor have trouble finding doctors to work in them. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney traveled to one such clinic in Denver and has this report.

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