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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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Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor 14.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved.
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In waning days as governor, Hickenlooper pitched plan to tackle youth vaping. Polis and lawmakers took a different approach. 10.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A Denver Post review of more than 1,700 pages of emails and documents from the health department, obtained through the Colorado Open Records Act, shows the goal of the executive order was to “build momentum” for comprehensive tobacco-related measures in the state, with the purpose of reducing youth vaping and tobacco use among the broader public.
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Marijuana industry groups push for regulation amid national vaping-related illness crisis 28.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado marijuana industry members are pushing for new rules and more stringent regulation, including a potential ban on certain additives found in vaping devices, amid a nationwide crisis over a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.
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“Dog the Bounty Hunter” star faces his own health problems 28.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Duane Chapman, known to millions as the star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show, tells People magazine that he is facing his own medical problems after the death of his wife from cancer.
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Which was worse: This Colorado man’s bachelor party hangover or the hangover from his $12,460 ER bill? 20.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Cameron Fischer’s case is a sobering illustration of America’s health care system. With few constraints on how emergency rooms set prices, hospital systems have jacked up rates and coded patient visits as being more complex than previously, which increases the payments they receive from insurance plans.
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“It’s Russian roulette”: State authorities concerned by street drug in some CBD vapes 17.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.
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Associated Press fact check: Trump, Democrats and their tale of two countries 14.9.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant — and, hey, how about those moderating prescription drug prices?
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UCHealth pledges $100M toward mental health services in Colorado 4.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
UCHealth said Wednesday it will spend at least $100 million on behavioral health care in the next five years, making it the latest health system in Colorado to invest in such services as officials seek to curb Colorado’s high suicide rate.
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Centura Health’s firing of Colorado doctor sets off national challenge to aid-in-dying laws 4.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Centura Health Corp. last week abruptly terminated Dr. Barbara Morris, 65, a geriatrician with 40 years of experience, who had planned to help her patient, Cornelius “Neil” Mahoney, 64, end his life at his home. Mahoney, who has terminal cancer, is eligible to use the state’s law, overwhelmingly approved by Colorado voters in 2016.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
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Nancy Pelosi stops in Broomfield to defend Obamacare from all sides 29.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a friendly crowd in Broomfield on Wednesday that much is at stake in the fight to preserve the nearly decade-old Affordable Care Act.
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Waldman: Where is Elizabeth Warren’s health care plan? 27.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
There isn't much doubt who has the momentum (for whatever that's worth) in the Democratic presidential primaries. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is drawing huge crowds. While Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are dropping in many polls, she's rising; a new Monmouth University poll shows the three tied for first place nationally.
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Rubin: Harris’ health care retreat shows it never pays to follow the herd 21.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The meme, pushed by President Donald Trump, that the Democrats have all gone far left turns out to be, in the words of former vice president Joe Biden, a moderate who still leads the presidential primary race, a "bunch of malarkey." The Washington Post reports:
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Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change 18.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.
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