Government health care

Bennet introduces bill to offer public option on Obamacare exchanges

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet will introduce a bill to add a public option to the Affordable Care Act exchanges. After the first year, the Medicare-X Choice Act would give everyone the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

About 4,000 residents in Southwest Colorado gain health insurance since Affordable Care Act

About 4,000 people in Southwest Colorado gained health insurance since the Affordable Care Act came into force in 2014, according to a new study released by the Colorado Health Institute. Joe...

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

Mercy CEO aims to maintain hospital legacy amid uncertainty

For Will McConnell, Mercy Regional Medical Center’s new CEO, uncertainty in health care is a major challenge that he faces while aiming to maintain the hospital’s long trajectory of success....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango couple donates books to educate the public on health care

Free books are a Durango couple’s answer to the divisive national discussion about health care. Russ and Janet Monell donated $1,000 to purchase copies of The Healing of America by T.R. Reid for...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health System expanding mobile crisis team

Axis Health System will expand its mobile crisis team this year to more quickly respond to areas where they are needed. The team responds when someone is in crisis, suicidal, or otherwise in need...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disabled protesters arrested at Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office

DENVER — Police arrested a group of disabled protesters Thursday evening who had spent three days camped out in Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office, demanding that he pledge to oppose the...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper, Kasich join opposition to latest health care bill

DENVER – Republicans in the U.S. Senate have delayed a vote on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA),which could cost...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bennet, Gardner react to Senate version of health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, strongly opposes the Senate’s health care proposal, and his Republican counterpart, Sen. Cory Gardner, said he is carefully reading the bill...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Transportation, education top Governor Hickenlooper’s list

DENVER – The need to properly fund Colorado’s transportation infrastructure and the long-standing quest for a reformed Hospital Provider Fee took center stage Thursday in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State GOP leaders want to repeal health exchange law, arm teachers

DENVER – Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, opened the legislative session by rolling out an agenda highlighted by bills that seek to repeal the Colorado Health Care Exchange...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit: Colorado’s health care exchange should pay back $9.7M

DENVER – Federal auditors say Colorado should repay nearly $9.7 million for grants used to set up the state’s health care exchange after concluding that the money was misspent or not properly...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News