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Colorado Health Care

The Cost of Expanding (and Not Expanding) Medicaid

Bob Semro | Posted 10.03.2012 | Denver
Bob Semro

Insurance coverage both improves and saves lives. We may argue over numbers, but the benefits for people are undeniable. The decision of Colorado, or any other state, cannot and should not be based upon dollars and cents alone.

Obamacare

Miller Hudson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Denver
Miller Hudson

A week ago I attended a seminar on ObamaCare, where I heard about a new hospital, patient treatment and specialty care facilities planned or under construction. Then I read about the medical provider war underway in northern Colorado.

Mom Sues Over Computer Glitch That Killed Son

Posted 10.11.2011 | Denver

A 2009 paperwork error at Denver County Human Services that resulted in the death of a 9-year-old boy has turned into a lawsuit. The Denver Post repo...

Passed: First Bipartisan Health Exchange Bill In The Country

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.01.2011 | Denver

Yesterday Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Health Benefits Exchange Bill into law, making Colorado one of just seven states to have a voluntary i...

Health Care Reform: One Year and Thousands of Beneficiaries Later

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sen. Mark Udall

The Affordable Care Act was never meant to be a one-size-fits-all cast -- and Coloradans don't want that. Our state is using the flexibility built into the reform to mold it to the needs of our state and people.

State Senate Panel OK's Universal Health Idea

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill aiming to create a universal health care system in Colorado by examining the elimination of private insurance received approval from a Senate c...

National Authority Ranks Colorado's Private Health Care Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA) has ranked the nation's private insurance plans based on clinical performance and member satisfact...

Bill Ritter Signs Legislation

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter signed four bills he promised will rein in skyrocketing health care costs on Tuesday and appointed a director who will...

Colo. GOP Makes Desperate Attempts To Kill Health Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As health care reform seems poised to become the law of the land, opponents of the legislation in Colorado are seeking ways to subvert the newly enshr...

Health Care Reform Would Bring Insurance To 500,000 Coloradans: Report

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A report released this week by Families USA, a nonprofit promoting greater health care access, predicts that the Senate Patient Protection and Afforda...

By 2018, Colorado Will Be The Only State With Under 30% Obesity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A study released today by Dr. Kenneth Thorpe at Emory University, commissioned by the United Health Foundation, reports that by 2018, Colorado will be...

Colorado Legislature Introduces Bill To Force Health Care Providers To Cover Birth Control

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A proposed state bill that would require Colorado insurance companies to cover maternity care has a new addition: The bill would also require insuranc...

Health Care Reform Will Be Challenged In Colorado With Ballot Initiatives

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Coloradans will likely be asked in November to blunt the impact of federal health-insurance reform with a state constitutional amendment that would at...

Colorado Maternity Care: Colorado Independent Investigation Exposes Shocking Lack Of Options

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In advance of a bill in the state legislature that would require Colorado's insurance companies to cover maternity, The Colorado Independent searched ...

Protesters Expect 4,000 To Descend On Grand Junction Saturday

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

What originally was going to be an "anti-Obamacare rally" Saturday at Lincoln Park, miles from the Central High School location of President Obama's h...