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State GOP wants to arm teachers, repeal health law

DENVER – Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, opened the legislative session by rolling out an agenda highlighted by bills that seek to repeal the Colorado Health Care Exchange...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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ColoradoCare taxes would extend beyond payroll levies

A state ballot measure that would create universal health care, dubbed ColoradoCare , has been likened to Medicare because it would be funded by a payroll tax. But other kinds of income also would...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Aging rural population strains West's health care systems

Last year, Peggy Clements slipped on the wood floor of her home and broke her leg. Alone at the time, she waited in agony until her daughter came home and drove her to the hospital, nearly an hour...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obamacare means well, but fails to contain costs

The Affordable Care Act is turning out to be clearly anything but affordable. With premiums increasing by double-digit percentages, forcing the insured – and their employers – to adopt higher...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Technology can’t fill all gaps in rural health

As a young infectious diseases physician in San Francisco in the 1990s, Javeed Siddiqui could easily treat local patients suffering from HIV. As drugs became more effective, he would often simply...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Report causes clash over single-payer health care stability

DENVER – Proponents of a $25 billion single-payer health care ballot effort say the proposal would be adequately funded, despite an independent study that said otherwise. ColoradoCare supporters...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Club 20 hosts discussions on internet, health care in Cortez

Telecommunications and broadband internet are high on the agenda for Club 20’s Summer Committee Meetings in Cortez on Thursday and Friday. The meetings open on Thursday at Cortez City Hall, 210 E....

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thinking About Health Women’s life span falling in rural America

Those of us who grew up in small rural communities in the 1950s and ’60s, expected to have longer life spans than our parents. The trends were in our favor. White women born in 1900 could expect to...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Medicare’s Three-Day Rule Can Make Nursing Home Stays Expensive

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Judy Norblade, a retired marketing director, and her husband, Paul, a retired teacher, thought they had all their financial bases covered. They had...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Local providers respond to health rankings report

Local health organizations responded to the community health issues reported in the County Health Rankings report. Dave Hart, health director for the Pinon Project, said the Affordable Care Act...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional simulation will test response to outbreak of plague

If there were a local outbreak of a deadly infectious disease, how well can regional health and safety organizations control it? Regional counties and tribes plan to find out during a simulation...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ski resorts’ economics hinder health coverage

DENVER – Skiers and snowboarders from across the country are hitting the slopes in Colorado, but the unique economics of resorts makes providing them with health coverage tricky. According to the...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports