User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Policy
Last updated: Dec 13 2019 11:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Extending Medicaid after childbirth could reduce maternal deaths 13.12.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Samantha Powell, 29, says she wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for the mental health services she received after her last child was born.
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Boulder Valley schools trying “public health” alternative to suspending students for vaping 9.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder Valley School District's policy of trying to educate kids about vaping, rather than suspending them the first time they get caught, could be a model for schools around the country, according to an education research firm.
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How a divided left is losing the battle on abortion 2.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
For years, abortion rights supporters like Wood believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling had delivered their ultimate goal, the right to reproductive choice. Now they are grappling with a new reality: Nationwide access to abortion is more vulnerable than it has been in decades.
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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Democrats revive “Medicare for All” fight at Atlanta debate 21.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The top Democratic presidential candidates spent large chunks of prime-time television clashing over “Medicare for All” — again.
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Letters: Ideas to address the high costs of health care (11/2/19) 3.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Ideas to address the high costs of health care Simply reduce the eligibility age for Medicare one year per year!
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Polis: The next step is a Colo. public option, but for now enjoy a 20% reduction in premiums 1.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Open enrollment started on Friday, Nov. 1 and lasts through the end of the year. See how much you can save.
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Guest Commentary: Elizabeth Warren will have to raise taxes on the middle class 1.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Elizabeth Warren "has a plan for that." Except, that is, for financing Medicare for All.
Anadarko faces possible state penalties for Firestone explosion 31.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
As state regulators prepare for public hearings on new oil and gas flow line regulations, they're also preparing to issue a notice of an alleged violation to the company whose well and uncapped flow line are blamed for a deadly home explosion in 2017 in Firestone.
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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Six months after Colorado’s sweeping oil and gas law took effect, fight over path forward hasn’t faded 25.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Six months after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill that he said he hoped would end Colorado's "oil and gas wars," skirmishes continue as work intensifies on new rules that are intended to put human and environmental health at the center of how drilling is carried out.
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McMillin: Looking for a day when Colorado’s health insurance enrollment isn’t open season 24.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Ahh, the crisp days of autumn are upon us and winter and its holidays are right around the corner. But just as you start to feel cozy and whimsical about the season, you get the doom-inspiring notice: It’s open enrollment time!
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Can a campaign for nature and community rights stop aerial spraying in Oregon? 23.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The push for more local control upends the typical pattern of Westerners fighting against regulation.
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In Oregon, the fight for local control upends Western norms 23.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Advocates for an aerial pesticide spray ban are fighting for more protection and rights of nature.
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Expert questions decision to withdraw nutrition from Colorado girl whose mother is now charged with murder 23.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Even if Olivia Gant’s medical condition was as severe as her mother led others to believe, there’s no reason the girl couldn’t still be alive today with proper medical management, a children’s hospice expert said.
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Guest Commentary: Surprise out-of-network health bills are a serious problem — so is the proposed fixed in Congress 21.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
In case you’ve turned off your television for the entire summer or happened to escape seeing a single commercial, here’s a news flash: Congress is preparing to take up legislation to curb so-called “surprise medical bills”. It’s a real problem, but the misguided federal remedies currently under consideration need reworking to be fairer to our talented and conscientious medical providers. Surprise medical bills occur when a patient unknowingly, sometimes despite conscious attempts otherwise, obtains health care (often emergency care) out of network. Unexpected, often major, bills can result. When a patient does not pay the bill, and often for good reason, insurers and providers scramble to negotiate settlements with patients caught in the crossfire. The real debate isn’t over whether to deal with surprise medical bills and protect consumers; the question is how. Insurers on the one side, and medical providers on the other, are duking it out on the airwaves. Insurers back current legislative proposals that ...
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Colorado oil and gas study finds elevated risk of nosebleeds, headaches, dizziness for residents near fracking sites 18.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado officials on Thursday were set to unveil the results of a multi-year scientific study that found oil and gas operations may have a worse impact on human health than state agencies previously believed by exposing residents to benzene and other chemicals.
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What you missed while not watching Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate 16.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Here's a minute-by-minute guide to standout moments from Tuesday night's marathon faceoff between the leading Democratic presidential candidates.
AP FACT CHECK: Dems debate on guns, Syria, health care 16.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.
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The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West 14.10.2019 Current Issue
Indian boarding schools held Native American youth hostage in exchange for land cessions.
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