Healthcare policy

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Protesters at Tipton's office oppose Trump’s health care system

About 50 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s East Second Avenue office on Tuesday, asking the representative to oppose the American Health Care Act when the House votes on the measure...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Democrats rally in support of health insurance programs

DENVER – Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a move to also get rid of the Colorado health insurance exchange on Tuesday brought a concerned crowd to the state Capitol,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Demonstrators take concerns to Tipton’s Durango office

A few dozen people showed up outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton ’s Durango office Tuesday to raise concerns about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and public land policies, among other issues. The...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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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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

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

Western Slope group denounces ColoradoCare

Western Slope advocacy group Club 20 is “vehemently opposed” to ballot Amendment 69, which would bring universal health care to Colorado, Club 20 Executive Director Christian Reece said Thursday....

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State Sen. Aguilar promotes ColoradoCare in Cortez

Colorado has developed a reputation as a “maverick” state for health care reform, said State Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver.Since 2010, there have been four different major health care reform...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

GOP’s health plan

Lost in this past week’s news of fires, floods and the excesses and shortcomings of Donald Trump, was the release of the Republican Party’s leadership’s proposed health care plan for Americans, a...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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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Vaccine database bill moves ahead

DENVER – A new Colorado database tracking kids who have not been vaccinated moved ahead in the state Legislature last week. But the measure faces stiff opposition. Republicans gave the bill a...

DATE: March 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News