Health insurance

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GOP wants to repeal Colorado health exchange

DENVER – Colorado Senate Republicans want to repeal the ailing Colorado health exchange and move Coloradans to the federal exchange that was created with the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Jim...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rising insurance cost starts blame game in Colorado

DENVER – News that health insurance premiums for the individual and small group market will rise in Colorado, by more than 20 percent for individual plans, has turned political.With the November...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Help for hearing loss is often unaffordable

Nearly two-thirds of adults over age 70 have hearing loss that doctors consider “clinically meaningful.” In plain English that means as people age, they are likely to become hard of hearing. Many...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Abortion debate turns to single-payer health care

DENVER – As abortion supporters on Monday celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting access, fears swirled that a state ballot effort to implement a single-payer health care system could...

DATE: June 28, 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 | CATEGORY: Guest columns

Mercy plans groundbreaking ceremony for hospice

For The Journal Mercy Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation invite the community to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Hospice of Mercy residence on Thursday, April 21, at 12:30...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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County ranks high and low in health study

Imagine living in a place where air and water are relatively free of pollution. Work commutes are short, and traffic’s not bad, either. It’s a healthy place to live. That place, according to a...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

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Cortez physical therapist Harris to participate in focus group

Physical therapist Jodi Harris, PT, CSW, WCC, has been selected to participate in an American Physical Therapy Association focus group on health disparities and underserved populations, according...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Harris receives service award

Physical therapist Jodi Harris, of Southwest Health System, has been selected as the recipient of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Award of Excellence. The Award of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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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