User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Guest Commentary: Polis should sign bill to mandate insurance coverage of pain management care 3.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado has been busy fighting the coronavirus pandemic so it’s easy to forget we’re also fighting an opioid epidemic. And since many people are currently experiencing feelings of isolation and anxiety over finances, opioid addiction is expected to get even worse.
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Coronavirus safety added to CU Boulder code of conduct 27.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
University of Colorado Boulder students who do not wear masks in public, adhere to social distancing or follow public health orders could be disciplined under the campus’ updated code of conduct, including being put on probation or suspended in the worst cases.
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With a jab at Trump, Pelosi unveils new “Obamacare’ bill 25.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Flicking a dismissive jab at President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a plan Wednesday to expand “Obamacare," even as Trump's administration is about to file arguments in a Supreme Court case to strike it down.
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Fractured skulls, lost eyes: Police often break own rules using “rubber bullets” 23.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
In a joint investigation into law enforcement actions at protests across the country after George Floyd’s death in police custody, Kaiser Health News and USA TODAY found that some officers appear to have violated their department’s own rules when they fired “less lethal” projectiles at protesters who were for the most part peacefully assembled.
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Ask Amy: Distance and disease rattle relationship 12.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Dear Amy: I’m gay and in a long-distance relationship with my partner/boyfriend. I live in a city on the East Coast and he lives in a city on the West Coast.
There’s already an alternative to calling the police 11.6.2020 Current Issue
A 31-year-old program in Eugene, Oregon, is a model in de-escalating situations that could end with law enforcement violence.
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Coronavirus in Colorado, June 11: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 11.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Coronavirus cases in Colorado continue to trend downward even as the total approaches 29,000. More than 5,000 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since early March and 1,573 people have died with the coronavirus in their bodies.
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In the middle of a pandemic, half a million Coloradans are expected to join Medicaid, other insurance plans because of booming unemployment 11.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
About 500,000 Coloradans are expected to join government health insurance plans, namely Medicaid, by the end of the year as they lose coverage typically offered by their employers during the global coronavirus pandemic.
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Andrew Romanoff debuts first TV ad, with a health care focus 4.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff launched his first television ad on Wednesday, a 30-second, straight-to-camera talk about health care.
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Parks matter more than ever during a time of sickness — something understood in the 19th century 21.5.2020 Denver Post: Outdoors
Some of America's greatest parks were created as the public health movement was responding to typhoid, cholera and typhus epidemics.
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Do Colorado hospitals get extra money for coronavirus cases and deaths? Yes and no. 20.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A claim that states and hospitals inflate coronavirus death counts so they'll receive more money from the federal government has been circling for weeks on social media, with questions raised anew after Colorado’s health department recently changed how it reports COVID-19 fatalities.
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U.S. immunologist warns of “darkest winter” if coronavirus rebounds 14.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
America faces the “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted from his job after warning the Trump administration to prepare for the pandemic.
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Editorial: Polis’ message to Musk should have been, “shame on you” 14.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Instead of encouraging Elon Musk to move business operations to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis should have admonished the billionaire for deliberately disobeying a local coronavirus health order in Alameda County, California.
Brauchler: Polis’ edicts are not unconstitutional and that’s the problem critics should focus on 13.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
This is a call to action. Which liberty-loving legislator from either party will stand up and begin this important and needed conversation by offering a bill to claw back the massive authority given to the governor?
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Trump team ignored warnings on drug and coronavirus, whistleblower says 6.5.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
A government scientist was ousted after the Trump administration ignored his dire warnings about COVID-19 and a malaria drug President Donald Trump was pushing for the coronavirus despite scant evidence it helped, according to a whistleblower complaint Tuesday.
Guest commentary: Colorado Health Care Option dropped for this year but effort continues 4.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
We believe that the Colorado Option is the right policy and will help people across Colorado by increasing access to affordable health care. We also believe that a critical stakeholder group - our nurses, pharmacists, EMTs, doctors, and hospital staff - can’t participate in a policy process while trying to cope with a worldwide emergency.
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Q&A: What are my rights during COVID-19? 3.5.2020 Denver Post: Business
By Qusair Mohamedbhai and Iris Halpern Q: I am considered an essential worker. I have run out of paid sick leave, but now think I have the COVID-19. Can I ask for time off from work? Do I have any right to paid time off? A: In a nutshell, yes. If you have symptoms of […]
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Disability, health advocates welcome Medicaid changes Colorado requested due to coronavirus 29.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's requests would make it easier for low-income people to sign up for Medicaid and stay enrolled, and for doctors and others who want to accept Medicaid to work with the program.
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Coronavirus takes a heavy economic toll on rural hospitals 28.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A sudden drop in revenue shows how thin margins threaten small town hospitals.
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EPA officials defend their role amid rollbacks as agency hits 50: “Expect continued improvements” in Colorado 26.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement to combat global warming, along with rule rollbacks, have slowed momentum that once inspired emulators abroad.
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