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Colorado hospital profits are skyrocketing, new state report says 24.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado hospitals are making billions in profits while consumers pick up the tab, a new report from the state says. Hospitals say the state isn't taking into account how much of Colorado's aging population is covered by Medicare, which pays less than private insurance.
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Amid fears over coronavirus outbreak, LAX passenger taken to hospital for evaluation 23.1.2020 LA Times: Health

If the passenger is determined to have contracted coronavirus, it would be the first confirmed case of the disease in California.

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Colorado voters support creating a public health insurance option, limiting drug costs, poll finds 22.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
More than half of Colorado voters are in favor of the state creating a public insurance health option and nearly three-quarters support setting limits on prescription drug costs, according to a new survey by a progressive political group.
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Patients want to die at home, but home hospice care can be tough on families 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The for-profit hospice industry has grown, allowing more Americans to die at home. But few family members realize that "hospice care" still means they'll do most of the physical and emotional work.
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Denver attorney accuses Johnstown mental health hospital of “racketeering” in lawsuit 21.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver-based attorney has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Clear View Behavioral Health center in Johnstown in which he accuses the facility of racketeering, fraud, negligence, false imprisonment and outrageous conduct.
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Checkup Denver: Health outcomes across the state, making it a felony for doctors to inseminate patients with their own sperm and more Colorado health news 20.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Before we get to our round up of news, I want to remind you that we are publishing the winners of our teen essay contest this week so make sure to grab a newspaper and to check out our website. The contest is one way we sought to hear from teens directly on the issue of youth suicide in Colorado. On Sunday, you can read the top essays here.
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China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing 20.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people affected in a pneumonia outbreak caused by a new coronoavirus, including the first cases in the capital.
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How will Colorado’s public health insurance option work? 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Last session, Colorado lawmakers directed state agencies to create a plan for a new “state option” for health insurance, but much still needs to happen before you could buy in.
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Colorado a healthy state overall, some counties more than others. And it’s not just the poorer areas with serious health concerns. 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado has one of the healthiest populations in the nation, but that doesn't mean some resolutions aren't in order for 2020, assuming they haven't been already attempted and cast aside.
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4 takeaways from the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The candidates clashed over war, gender and health care with less than three weeks to go before the first votes in the Democratic presidential nominating fight.
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Coming up: The challenges home health care aides face 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
As the number of aging Americans in need of care grows, so does the home health care industry. We dig into the push for better wages and improved training for workers.
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Fact check: No, Trump didn't save preexisting conditions 14.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance. He wasn't.
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Don’t Let Trump Fool You Into Thinking He’s Improving Health Care 13.1.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning with a brazenly false claim about his health care policy. Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising. I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare, you have it now, while at the same time winning the fight to rid […]
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In rural Minnesota, a scarcity of beds for people in crisis 13.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The shortage of mental health care in remote areas like International Falls means patients in need of inpatient psychiatric care are waiting days to be transferred to beds far from home. It’s a situation that’s challenging for patients, families and health care providers, one with no obvious solution.
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Richest Republicans view health care far differently than poorest, NPR poll finds 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The survey, from NPR and partners, shows how the "1 percent" compare with others on issues including inequality, health care access and what it takes to get ahead in America.
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U.S. health system costs four times more to run than Canada's single-payer system 8.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Health administration costs were more than four-fold higher per capita in the U.S. than in Canada ($2,479 vs. $551 per person), which has a single-payer system.

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Christian health cost sharing ministries offer no guarantees 3.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 1 million Americans, struggling to cope with the rising cost of health insurance, have joined Christian health care sharing organizations that offer far lower than the premiums for policies that must meet strict requirements, like guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions, established by the Affordable Care Act.
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Column: Hospital mergers reduce patient care and drive up prices, new data show 3.1.2020 LA Times: Business

Hospital mergers harm patient experiences, don't improve quality and drive up prices, new data from researchers in Massachusetts shows.

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3 years in, no sign of Trump's replacement for Obamacare 31.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace Obamacare with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Three years later, Trump still hasn't managed to repeal and replace his predecessor's big legislative achievement.
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No new measles cases found so far after exposure at Denver airport and hospital 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Tri-County health officials identified more than 250 individuals who might have been exposed to measles while at the emergency department at Children's Hospital Colorado.
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