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Lawmakers pull provider fee bill back from the brink, negotiations continue

The state Capitol erupted this morning in dueling press conferences as lawmakers worked to salvage a deal that would convert the state’s hospital provider fee […]...

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May 1, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Advocates rally at state Capitol for paid family and sick leave

Dozens of business owners, health care professionals and community members gathered in the Capitol in downtown Denver today to push for medical and family leave insurance […]...

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April 11, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s direct primary care bill: A better way to pay for healthcare?

Coloradans frustrated with the high costs of primary healthcare, take heed: A bill to protect a lower-cost model heads today to the state House floor […]...

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April 10, 2017 Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

MAP: How much money could your hospital lose next year?

Hospitals across the state are rejoicing today over legislation Colorado Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg introduced Monday night to reclassify the Hospital Provider Fee. The bill would eliminate […]...

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March 28, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Awaiting the healthcare vote in a town Obamacare didn’t help

HUGO, Colo. — From the bed in his bright, airy room at Lincoln Community Hospital, a nonprofit 15-bed facility on the western edge of this […]...

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March 23, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy dies third year in a row

It took Ericka L. Salerno a lot of courage Wednesday to tell the story of years of abuse, suffered at the hands of those who […]...

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March 23, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

CBO analysis: 24 million would lose healthcare under GOP plan

The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican-proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act estimates that 24 million Americans will lose healthcare coverage by 2026 under […]...

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March 13, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Fears of Obamacare repeal drive packed healthcare town hall

Hundreds of Coloradans fearful over losing their health insurance in the face of the Republican Obamacare replacement plan filled the gym of Denver’s West High […]...

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March 10, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

What ending Medicaid expansion would mean for Coloradans

Rachel Graves has had a headache for going on seven years. The migraines began in 2010, just as she was about to start law school. […]...

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March 9, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Statehouse designates “Protecting Rural Hospitals Day” as small towns brace for cuts

Colorado lawmakers and hospital executives on Wednesday made it clear that small town healthcare faces the fight of its life in the coming year. A resolution […]...

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March 9, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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