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Author : Katie Redding

Curry, Roberts plan to delay mandate moratorium

Curry, Roberts plan to delay mandate moratorium

One hurdle has been lowered for this session's proposed state legislation that would seek to force health insurance companies to cover more people and more conditions in Colorado. State Reps Kathleen Curry and Ellen Roberts have decided to...

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January 12, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

While Gov. Bill Ritter navigates the media storm set in motion by the surprise announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2010, Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien is busy wrapping up the Colorado application to win K-12 school funding...

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January 6, 2010 Center Well, Politics
Insurance industry pushing measure to stall maternity bill

Insurance industry pushing measure to stall maternity bill

A proposed bill that would institute a one-year moratorium on insurance mandates aims to wipe out a number of measures slated for next session, including legislation that would require Colorado insurance companies to cover maternity care and birth control. The...

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December 31, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Among states, Colorado lags in providing for reproductive care

Among states, Colorado lags in providing for reproductive care

A new bill that would mandate Colorado insurance companies to cover birth control and maternity care is aimed at addressing the conditions that place Colorado among the worst states in the nation when it comes to providing for...

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December 31, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
When you care enough to send the very best vaccination reminder

When you care enough to send the very best vaccination reminder

Colorado parents of infants will soon begin to receive a Hallmark card… reminding them to vaccinate their children! This week, Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien announced […]...

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December 31, 2009 Blog
Coloradoans working to block federal health-care reform

Coloradoans working to block federal health-care reform

The libertarian-leaning Independence Institute is already at work on a state constitutional amendment that would block some of the proposed federal health care reforms, reports […]...

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December 30, 2009 Blog
State Rep. Kathleen Curry switches party affiliation

State Rep. Kathleen Curry switches party affiliation

On Monday, State Rep. Kathleen Curry, a Western Slope Democrat who has often spearheaded legislation aimed at the oil and gas industry, switched her party […]...

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December 30, 2009 Blog, Uncategorized
Ritter, health groups back bill to address crisis in rural care

Ritter, health groups back bill to address crisis in rural care

A bill proposed for the next legislative session would improve a state loan-repayment program for rural health professionals with the aim of attracting more providers to rural areas. The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC), the Colorado Community Health...

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December 30, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Stimulus funds aimed at rural areas dumped into metro regions

Stimulus funds aimed at rural areas dumped into metro regions

Nearly a quarter of the stimulus aid assigned to rural areas— most of it in loan guarantees for home buyers— has actually gone to large […]...

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December 29, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Visit the mall, buy a t-shirt, check on your kids’ report card

Visit the mall, buy a t-shirt, check on your kids’ report card

Aurora parents who want to know how their children are doing in school can now head to the mall– to the Town Center at Aurora […]...

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December 28, 2009 Blog, Education

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