The Rural Preceptor Tax Credit that would be created by House Bill (HB)-1142 is a chance to bring care to some of the most in-need Coloradans. An infographic created by the Colorado Rural Health Center highlights the top reasons this legislation is so important. Of note:
- The Rural Preceptor Tax Credit would help the majority of the state, as the majority of Colorado is rural.
- Access is critical in rural Colorado: 13 counties do not have a hospital. We need 20% more providers in rural Colorado for those patients to have equitable access to care.
- Students and residents who train in rural areas have a much higher chance of going on to practice there. There are both short term and long term goals associated with the tax credit.
See the full infographic below.