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Guest Commentary: Coloradans need a lifesaver during this pandemic, and that is Medicaid 4.8.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Jobs have disappeared, businesses have shut their doors, rents are overdue, public transportation is cut back, childcare is gone, and people are sick. Despite this flood of bad news, Coloradans are paddling as fast as they can, struggling to keep their heads above water.
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Federal payments don’t come close to covering Colorado hospitals’ COVID-19 losses 3.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
Most Colorado health care providers received less than $4,000 in federal funds meant to partly offset their losses due to COVID-19, and even the winners who got far more say the payments haven't come close to filling their revenue gaps.
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Health insurance premiums on Colorado exchange to rise about 1.6% in Denver, early filings say 30.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
The average monthly cost of health insurance through Colorado's exchange could rise about 1.6% next year in the Denver area, but the increase would have been substantially higher without the state's reinsurance program.
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AP FACT CHECK: A more measured Trump doesn’t mean accurate 27.7.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump in recent days suddenly acknowledged the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic and edged away from some of his most audacious falsehoods about it. That's not to say he gave the public an honest accounting.
How did we get back here? Colorado’s COVID-19 cases near peak levels, though deaths remain low 25.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Even as rules have loosened and COVID-19 cases rise in Colorado, deaths have stayed relatively low. But, health experts warn, there's no guarantee that will last if the virus continues to spread widely.
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Pepcid as a COVID remedy? Trump administration’s $21 million gamble fizzles 24.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As the coronavirus began its deadly march through the world, two well-respected American doctors identified a possible but seemingly unlikely remedy: Pepcid, the heartburn medication found on drugstore shelves everywhere.
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Kids and COVID-19: What experts do (and do not) know about how the virus affects children 20.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As the debate about reopening schools rages at the local, state and national levels, infectious disease and engineering experts are trying to keep up with the ever-evolving situation with the coronavirus pandemic so they can advise administrators considering -- and reconsidering -- whether and when to open facilities for the year.
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Elena Delle Donne hurt that request to be medically excused for 2020 WNBA season denied by panel of doctors 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Elena Delle Donne is hurt that her request was denied to be medically excused for the season.
With cases rising, Denver pauses new requests to ease state’s COVID-19 rules 15.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Mayor Michael Hancock said Friday that he could order some businesses to close again if hospitals reach 90% of their capacity, but officials may not wait that long if COVID-19 cases rise unsustainably.
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Coronavirus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say 13.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher.
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Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate 12.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which felt like the only way to stop her pain.
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How coronavirus spread through JBS’s Greeley beef plant 12.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver Post review of more than 500 pages of records obtained through Colorado open records law shows JBS and public health officials were slow to react to the outbreak.
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Colorado, like other states, trims mental health programs amid health crisis 11.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Between the challenges of the pandemic, the social unrest and the economic crisis, mental health providers are warning that the need for behavioral health services is growing. Yet faced with budgetary shortfalls, Colorado is cutting spending on a number of mental health and substance use treatment programs.
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Colorado governor stands firm against issuing statewide mask mandate 10.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis declined Thursday to issue a statewide order mandating mask-wearing in public, despite increased calls for the state to intervene.
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Life after coronavirus: Prepare for a long, tiring recovery, some Colorado survivors say 5.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Some coronavirus patients have lung complications, while others have damage to multiple organs from sepsis. Many are dealing with anxiety and cognitive problems like confusion.
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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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Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom completes treatment for rare bone cancer 3.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer.
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Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid coronavirus 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
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Letters: Oppose the Powell Pipeline (6/30/20) 1.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Oppose the Powell Pipeline Those of us who live in the West recognize the importance of the Colorado River and the need to make efficient and equitable use of its water. The megadrought has reinforced this as some water deliveries have already been reduced, causing economic hardship.
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Broomfield woman’s suspected overdose spotlights hidden deaths of the COVID-19 pandemic 28.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Sara Wittner’s death is just one example of how complicated it is to track the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic -- and even what should be counted. Some people who get COVID-19 die of COVID-19. Some people who have COVID die of something else. And then there are people who die because of disruptions created by the pandemic.
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