Nobel laureate to study Grand Junction health care |

Nobel laureate to study Grand Junction health care

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Nobel Prize-winning economist plans to study the health care system in Grand Junction and three Midwestern cities.

Grand Junction, western Colorado’s largest city, has the most cost-efficient Medicare services in the nation. Its history of collaboration among doctors drew President Barack Obama’s attention during the health care debate.

The Daily Sentinel reports that Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom’s research project will likely begin in March and last 18 months.

She will also study health in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Bloomington and Bedford in Indiana.

Ostrom won the Nobel for economics in 2009 for her work on communities who collaborated on managing critical resources. She was the first woman to win the economics prize.

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