Health Reform and John Wesley Powell - Health Care Editorial

We all knew we were in for a bumpy ride when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010. As we continue our journey, I can’t help but be reminded of an explorer who passed through Colorado nearly 150 years ago on his way to Green River, Wyoming. Prior to Major John Wesley Powell’s expedition in 1869, there was widespread belief that no one who ventured down the Colorado River would ever emerge from it alive. However, Major Powell and nine other men embarked on a journey that would prove this belief false and forever change the West.