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Woman recounts experience of lost pregnancy at La Plata County Jail

Jail is no place to be pregnant – just ask Tuesday Olson. Olson learned of her pregnancy in 2013, one day before La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies arrested her for failing to appear in court twice...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado a step closer to adopting health reinsurance plan

DENVER – Colorado is a step closer to creating a program designed to lower health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act individual market. If approved by federal officials in Washington,...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local solutions to health care could provide financial relief

Rising healthcare costs have become a hot topic of discussion, particularly as insurance premiums and other medical expenses continue to soar. In fact, health care seems to come up as a discussion...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Gov. Jared Polis highlights efforts to reduce health care costs

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis unveiled a “road map” Thursday for reducing health care costs in Colorado, highlighting at least 10 bills to address hospital charges, a state-backed insurance plan, a...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Jared Polis expands on health care ideas

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jared Polis presented a “100-Day Roadmap” on health care Monday, laying out the quick steps he would take when he assumes in office in January, if elected. “This...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Governor candidates see dangers in each other’s health proposals

Health care ranks among the top issues in Colorado’s race for governor. But to hear the campaigns and their allies describe it, voters in November will be choosing between Democrat Jared Polis’ and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CHIP, immigration priorities for politicians

WASHINGTON – Durango’s representatives in Washington share many of the same goals in 2018, saying they want to focus on issues that affect rural Coloradans. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said in a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradans sign up for health care in growing numbers

From the day President Donald Trump took office a year ago, he’s sharply criticized the Affordable Care Act as “a complete and total disaster.” But the Republican drive to “repeal and replace” the...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

8.8 million Americans face big tax hike if Republicans scrap the medical deduction

Anne Hammer is one of millions of elderly Americans who could face a substantial tax hike in 2018 depending on the final negotiations over the Republican tax bill. In her retirement community in...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Health law sign-ups start, and some see a ‘hostile takeover’

WASHINGTON – It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy – cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown

WASHINGTON – Democrats accused President Donald Trump of trying to sabotage the nation’s health-care system through his decision to halt payments to insurers meant to shore up the system, while...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump to end ACA subsidies

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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