User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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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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Colorado lawmakers are tackling prescription drug costs — again 23.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Democrats unveiled bills Tuesday that aim to reduce prescription drug costs, picking up where they left off in 2019
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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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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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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Supreme Court to consider allowing more employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control 18.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Fact-checking Tuesday’s Democratic debate 15.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Fact-Checking the January Democratic Debate
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Georgia’s maternal death rate a crisis for lawmakers 14.1.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Georgia's maternal death rate a crisis for lawmakers
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general 13.1.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to asserting that even Ukraine's president said Trump did nothing wrong in withholding military aid.
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Cottle: Can we please stop fighting about “Medicare for All”? 11.1.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Can We Please Stop Fighting About ‘Medicare for All’?
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Colorado fight over public health insurance option heats up as legislative session begins 8.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The fight over whether to adopt a public health insurance option in Colorado ramped up this week ahead of the legislative session's start on Wednesday.
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Letters: We need more enforcement; Increase, improve RTD services; Enroll for health care, now (1/4/20) 6.1.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
We need more enforcement Re: “Stop red-light runners sans fees,” Jan. 1 commentary I was very disappointed to read Denver City Council member Kevin Flynn’s column. I believe it has misleading statements and flawed assumptions. The timing of yellow and red lights must be reasonable and accurate for the conditions at each intersection if automated […]
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2020 Colorado legislative session: Expect new vaccine bill, more pushback for Polis 5.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Democrats, in total control of the statehouse for the second straight year, enter the 2020 legislative session with unfinished business and new ideas.
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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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Guest Commentary: Obamacare saved my life, now it’s on the brink of destruction 23.12.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
I know what waiting is like. After my stage 4 cancer diagnosis (Hodgkin’s lymphoma), I had six months of brutal poisoning of my body with chemotherapy to look forward to. If I survived, then the burning of my body with a month of daily radiation sessions. And if I lived through all of that, the ramping up of anxiety every few months as we check my body to see whether the cancer came back.
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Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust 23.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities.
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Seven Denver Public Safety employees have died by suicide in the past two years; a rate far higher than national average 22.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Police Department Officer Jim Sewald was one of seven city public safety employees to die by suicide over the past two years, according to department numbers. The seven deaths include two members of the Denver Police Department, three staff members of the Denver Sheriff Department, one Fire Department employee and one 911 dispatcher.
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A U.S. appeals court says Obamacare individual mandate is invalid, more review needed 19.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The "individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama's health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
EPA declares Colorado a “serious” violator of federal air quality standards, forcing stricter efforts to reduce pollution 17.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday reclassified Colorado as a "serious" violator of federal air quality laws, forcing stricter state efforts to reduce air pollution from multiple sources.
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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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