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Guest Commentary: Surprise! Here’s proof that Medicare for All is doomed 22.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
There's a high-profile debate over health care playing out in the presidential race, and a lower-profile one taking place in Congress. Several Democratic presidential candidates are telling us that they are going to provide health care that is free at the point of service to all comers. In little-noticed congressional mark-ups, members of both parties are demonstrating why these promises will not be met.
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2020 Dems grapple with how to pay for “Medicare for All” 21.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Democratic presidential candidates trying to appeal to progressive voters with a call for "Medicare for All" are wrestling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system.
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Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule 17.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Federally-funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions.
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Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately 16.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.
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Frederick murder victim, husband, were nurses with Boulder Community Health 10.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Frederick woman found shot on Friday and her husband, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound later that night, were both nurses with Boulder Community Health.
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Letters: Political correctness gone too far (7/4/19) 7.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Political correctness gone too far Re: “Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike,” July 3 sports story
The Spot: What we’ve learned (so far) at the Democratic debates in Miami 27.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
MIAMI — Hello from a very, very humid Florida. Last night marked the start of a new chapter in the Democratic presidential primary when the first drove of contenders sparred on the economy, immigration and gun control. I can confirm no candidate was harmed in the making of the debate. That said, we did learn […]
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Colorado seeks 5,000 adults for health care apprenticeships, thanks to $12 million federal award 27.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado will soon be 5,000 health care apprenticeships richer after receiving $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Polis proposes health care pool for Colorado’s local and state governments 21.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
BRECKENRIDGE — Gov. Jared Polis wants Colorado public employees — city, county, school district and state — to band together to lower their health care costs, he announced at a gathering of municipal officials Thursday. “We would still be going through different insurance companies, but we would have better provider rates,” Polis told municipal officials […]
FTC signs off on $4.3 billion acquisition of Denver-based DaVita’s medical group 20.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser intervenes in case, extracts antitrust concessions in Colorado Springs market
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AP Investigation: Many U.S. jails fail to stop inmate suicides 18.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service finds that scores of jails have been sued or investigated in recent years for allegedly refusing inmates medication, ignoring their cries for help, failing to monitor them despite warnings they might harm themselves, or imposing such harsh conditions that the sick got sicker.
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At least one death, “hundreds of severe infections” linked to Porter hospital’s use of contaminated surgical instruments, lawsuit alleges 16.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
More than 60 patients who suffered post-surgical infections are suing Denver's Porter Adventist Hospital over a breach in sterilization procedures, which a state investigation found was far more serious than the hospital divulged a year ago.
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Longmont company’s AI tech to help kids with behavioral issues 16.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
Longmont’s Robauto is working with a Denver software startup to bring artificial intelligence-powered therapy to kids dealing with behavioral issues. In simple terms artificial intelligence refers to a machine that can think for itself quickly using data it is being fed. It can learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks, according […]
Colorado’s worst-in-the-nation measles vaccination rate drops again 14.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The number of Colorado kindergartners who are vaccinated for diseases like measles, polio and chickenpox continued to drop even as parts of the country are experiencing outbreaks of diseases once considered to be eradicated.
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Checkup Denver: LGBTQ health care barriers, kratom ban for minors and more Colorado health news 10.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Happy Monday and welcome back to Checkup Denver! We have a lot of health news for you this week, so let's catch you up.
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Polis: I fought for Coloradans this year and much of it was bipartisan 8.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
When I delivered my first State of the State address back in January, I said that our administration's mission and mandate from the voters began with tackling the everyday challenges that Coloradans face because of the rising cost of living in our state. By reducing health care costs, saving families money on preschool and kindergarten, and reducing taxes on Colorado retailers -- all of which we accomplished during this year’s legislative session -- we can help Coloradans continue to thrive in our amazing state.
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CU, CSU partner to open joint medical-school program in Fort Collins 5.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado State University and the University of Colorado's School of Medicine are teaming up, drawing on each institution's expertise to open a Fort Collins medical school branch specializing in health care's impacts on patients and society at large.
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Seen: LivLyme Foundation recognizes detection heroes 2.6.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
With summer fast approaching, the warning that was sounded at the third annual LivLyme Foundation Gala bears repeating: 2019 is predicted to be the worst tick season ever and anyone frequenting Colorado’s great outdoors -- be it for a hike, campout or picnic — needs to stay vigilant.
Thousands of U.S. kindergartners go unvaccinated and without waivers 28.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
A majority of unvaccinated or undervaccinated kindergartners in at least 10 states were allowed to enroll provisionally for the last school year, without any formal exemption, according to data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Colorado’s mentally ill cycle in and out of jails, prisons 25.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Today, one out of every three men imprisoned in Colorado -- and four out of every five women inmates -- say they have some type of moderate to critical mental health need, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. The number of inmates with mental health needs in Colorado's prisons has steadily risen in the past two decades.
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