User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Trump administration “wasted” months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic 5.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.
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Colorado doctors turning to telemedicine as coronavirus concerns keep patients away 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The new coronavirus has forced medical practices to rethink how they offer routine care.
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As coronavirus surveillance escalates, personal privacy plummets 30.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As countries around the world race to contain the pandemic, many are deploying digital surveillance tools as a means to exert social control, even turning security agency technologies on their own civilians.
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Coronavirus threatens financial health of Colorado’s struggling rural hospitals 27.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Michelle Mills, CEO of the Colorado Rural Health Center, said it's difficult to predict how severe the effects of the respiratory disease COVID-19 might be, but 18 of Colorado's rural hospitals already were losing money before the virus hit, and another financial hit might force some to close.
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Coronavirus frauds spread, preying on Medicare recipients, feds say 23.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Scam artists are preying on older people's fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients, a federal law enforcement agency warned on Monday.
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Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As a national movement for better access to menstrual products gains steam, “period equity” activists in Colorado are finding the path to change isn’t straight. Although Denver last summer repealed sales taxes on menstrual products and the state now requires supplies to be provided in prisons, an effort to repeal the statewide sales tax on the products failed. So, activists assemble supply kits to donate to those who need them.
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Colorado’s proposed state health insurance option could save even more if feds contribute $42 million in tax credit savings 1.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
An actuarial report on the proposal estimated it would lower premiums by about 12% compared to projected rates for 2022, and bring about 18,000 uninsured people into the market.
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Colorado consumers could save up to 20% under state health insurance option, Polis says 25.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis's office released a plan Monday to limit how much the "state option" for insurance would pay hospitals, with a goal of reducing consumers' monthly costs by up to 20%.
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Colorado at the center of national debate over controlling health care costs 22.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado has become a national battleground in the health care fight, particularly since Gov. Jared Polis and lawmakers began pursuing a state insurance option.
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Broomfield aims to reduce public smoking, vaping with new ordinances 18.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Regulations aimed at reducing smoking and vaping, particularly among teenagers and children, are rolling out in Broomfield.
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Primavera: We were naive to trust the health care industry. It’s a mistake lawmakers shouldn’t make again. 15.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
So if all the money we spend on health care isn’t making us healthier, then where is all the money actually going? The short answer is that it’s going to the middlemen -- insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and hospitals.
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Indigenous women face extra barriers when it comes to reproductive rights 14.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across Indian Country, advocates claim Indian Health Service is failing Indigenous women.
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New Colorado health care purchasing alliance aims to drive down hospital costs 10.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Purchasing Alliance is trying to create a statewide group to lower what member businesses' insurance plans will pay when the members' employees are hospitalized - and by extension, to lower the cost of insurance.
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Guest Commentary: Trump’s attack on the environment comes to Denver Tuesday 8.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
In another attempt to undermine the environment, attack communities of color, and threaten public health, the Trump administration is trying to weaken the country’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act. This attack will make it easier for polluters to bypass public health safeguards that ensure that our lands, air and water are safe.
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In states like Colorado, aid-in-dying is legal — but the medicine is often out of reach, especially for patients of religiously affiliated hospitals 29.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Neil Mahoney had terminal cancer. He also had a legal right to aid-in-dying. But his faith-based hospital called it “morally unacceptable.”
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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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