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Anthem insurance may drop Centura, Mercy from its network

People insured by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield in Colorado may not have access to in-network coverage at Centura Health facilities – which includes Mercy Regional Medical Center – unless an...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado hits insurance milestone amid big questions

DENVER – As Colorado and other states conclude health insurance sign-ups Tuesday, great uncertainty over the future of those plans is coloring debate over what states should do as they await word...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional 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. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Learn about health insurance on Nov. 16

The San Juan Basin Health Department will present “Understanding Health Insurance: How to Buy It and How to Use It” at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Durango Public Library Kevin O’Connor will offer an...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Health insurance open enrollment starts Tuesday

The Open Enrollment Period for health insurance coverage begins Tuesday. San Juan Basin Health Department will present “Understanding Health Insurance: How to Buy It and How to Use It” at 6 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Basin Health to discuss health insurance

San Juan Basin Health will present “Understanding Health Insurance: How to Buy It and How to Use It”. Kevin O’Connor from San Juan Basin Health will help you understand how health insurance works...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Double-digit health insurance increase cues political blame game

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

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Single-payer health initiative sparks fight among Democrats

DENVER – The state’s leading progressive organization on Wednesday opposed a single-payer health care ballot question, sending Democrats into a bizarre tailspin. The move by ProgressNow Colorado ...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State Sen. Irene Aguilar makes case for ColoradoCare

After Sherry Plowman, a Bayfield nurse, had a heart attack, she was billed more than $100 for a $1 bag of saline. “Current health insurance is comprised of outrageous artificial pricing,” she said....

DATE: June 29, 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 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Spikes in health insurance rates hit home

WASHINGTON – Millions of people who pay the full cost of their health insurance will face the sting of rising premiums next year, with no financial help from government subsidies. Renewal notices...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Mexico health insurers propose rate hikes for 2017

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators are unveiling details about the health insurance premiums proposed by insurers for next year, and there are indications the state will not escape the hefty...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News