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Last updated: Nov 21 2019 13:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Colorado must ensure competition when it rolls out public health care option, agencies recommend 16.11.2019 Denver Post: Business
Colorado's insurance commissioner should be given the authority to require at least two companies offer the state's new public health insurance option in counties where there's only a single insurer, two state agencies recommend in a final report outlining the plan.
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Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital lays off employees 7.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Porter Adventist Hospital on Wednesday laid off employees at the Denver hospital. The reason for the layoffs is unclear.
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Letters: What is the fix for surprise medical bills? (11/3/19) 3.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
What is the fix for surprise medical bills? Re: “A better fix for those surprise health bills,” Oct. 21 commentary
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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: Colorado voters have opposed abortion restrictions, and they will again.  30.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Health care should be focused on meeting people’s medical needs, not politics or personal agendas. The proposed ballot measure that would ban abortion after 22 weeks does just that. It is about politics, not medicine.
Women can now buy birth control at King Soopers pharmacies without a doctor’s visit 29.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Kroger Health announced Monday that pharmacists at its locations in Colorado, which include King Soopers and City Market stores, will start directly dispensing hormonal birth control, meaning women who get their medicine there can now skip a trip to the doctor's office for select contraceptives
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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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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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Letters: Strike puts teachers first; Health care cost shifting, again; In defense of Kroenke 16.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Strike puts teachers first Re: “Strikes reflect funding shortfalls, disrespect,” Oct. 15 news story Outrageous. As a community, as a people, as human beings we are disgraced by the few who we trust to shed light on a path for our children. Life is tough all over for adults, and to put a dollar amount […]
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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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Checkup Denver: Teen vaping order, prices drop on state health exchange and more Colorado health news 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
What's Checkup Denver? You're reading an installment of our bi-weekly health newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered straight in your inbox.
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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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Doctors turn to thumbs for diagnosis and treatment by text 13.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her dining room.
Colorado health exchange premiums dropping – by a lot 10.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
For the first time since Colorado started its health insurance exchange, the prices people pay for coverage in 2020 will drop, thanks to a new state program called reinsurance.
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Colorado doctor challenges firing by Centura Health over assisted suicide 9.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado doctor fired after trying to help a terminally ill man obtain drugs to end his life has filed an updated lawsuit that challenges her firing by a Christian hospital company.
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Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers 8.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
When Colorado’s public health insurance option rolls out on the individual market in a few years, the state won’t be running the plans offered to consumers. Instead, the coverage will be administered by private insurance companies, which also will bear the brunt of the costs, according to initial details of the proposal.
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King Soopers parent company Kroger to discontinue sale of e-cigarettes 8.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Kroger is discontinuing its sale of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, the company quietly announced in an updated policy posted to its website.
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Why Denver Health and other hospitals are getting into the housing business 7.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Hospitals from Baltimore to St. Louis to Sacramento, Calif., are exploring ways to help patients find a home. With recent federal policy changes that encourage hospitals to allocate charity dollars for housing, many hospitals realize it’s cheaper to provide a month of housing than to keep patients for a single night.
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