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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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U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training 19.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and doesn’t have sex with men, it was a doctor advising about condoms and pregnancy prevention. For Tim Keyes, who came out as gay at age 17, it’s when doctors automatically assumed he sleeps with women.
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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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China virus cases increase as more preventive measures taken 9.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
The rate of increase in new cases of the virus in China rose again after a brief respite, as the death toll rose to 722 on the mainland and countries around the world enforced stricter measures to contain its spread.
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Fact check: Democrats skew health care, Iraq facts in debate 9.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Democratic presidential contenders stretched beyond the facts on policy and sometimes on their own records Friday in their New Hampshire debate.
Top U.S. Olympic doctor says he was fired for trying to protect athletes from sexual abuse, lawsuit says 6.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A former top medical official with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee filed a whistle-blower lawsuit Wednesday in Denver against the organization, alleging that he was fired in retaliation for urging management to better protect athletes' health and safety.
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Colorado insurers would be required to cover annual mental health check-ups under bill in legislature 5.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Bill 1086 would require insurance plans regulated by the state of Colorado to cover a visit of up to 60 minutes with a clinical social worker, addictions counselor or other mental health provider.
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Do wilderness therapy programs really work? 31.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The expensive treatments for troubled teens have been around for years — but researchers still aren’t sure whether wilderness makes a difference.
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Guest Commentary: I’m a home-care worker and the new minimum wage has improved my life 31.1.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
It might not sound like much, but a $3 raise with a 40-hour workweek puts $120 more in each weekly paycheck -- life-changing for people like me struggling to make ends meet.
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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1 possible coronavirus case still under investigation in Colorado; 2 other patients test negative 27.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Three people who recently returned to Colorado from China were flagged as possibly having contracted a newly discovered strain of the coronavirus, but so far the state hasn’t had a confirmed case.
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CDC novel coronavirus test results show Colorado patient who traveled from Wuhan China negative 27.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention novel coronavirus test results were negative for a patient hospitalized in Colorado with respiratory symptoms after travel from Wuhan, China, hospital officials said Sunday evening. The patient has been discharged after coming to the emergency department at the Centura-St. Anthony Hospital, located in Lakewood, on Friday. Hospital officials […]
Person who’d been to Wuhan isolated with possible coronavirus in Lakewood 25.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood said Friday afternoon that a person who had recently traveled to China and came down with a respiratory illness is being isolated in case the infection is a new coronavirus spreading in that country.
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Chicago woman is 2nd U.S. patient with new virus from China 25.1.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday.
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 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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Colorado mother accused of killing daughter she’d pretended was sick is granted $250,000 bond 21.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Kelly Renee Turner, also known as Kelly Renee Gant, is charged with murder in the August 2017 death of her daughter, Olivia Gant.
Denver attorney accuses Johnstown mental health hospital of “racketeering” in lawsuit 21.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver-based attorney has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Clear View Behavioral Health center in Johnstown in which he accuses the facility of racketeering, fraud, negligence, false imprisonment and outrageous conduct.
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