Health insurance

Trump’s health subsidy cuts may not hit local enrollment

Local organizations expect enrollment in the state’s health insurance exchange to be strong, despite President Donald Trump’s recent elimination of cost-sharing payments to insurance companies....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado health exchange making strides toward self-sustainability, audit says

An audit of Connect for Health Colorado found the state health care exchange has made strides to become financially self-sufficient since 2014, when it was last audited, but needs to evaluate its...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governors call for nonpartisan approach on health care system

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and the bipartisan group of governors who openly oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act added their voices to the those calling for a nonpartisan approach to...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City employees face higher deductible for insurance

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a new employee health insurance plan with higher upfront costs, which they hope will save money in the long run.Human resources...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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 | COLUMN: 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

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