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Obamacare repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost

Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. President Donald Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Axis Health to take over Durango dental clinic

San Juan Basin Health Department’s dental clinic will reopen Monday under the care of its new operator, Axis Health System, after a planned transition two years in the making. On June 30, the...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

New Mexico redraws Medicaid cuts to hospital, dentists

SANTA FE – New Mexico is cutting Medicaid payments by less than originally planned in response to concerns raised by Native American tribal leaders, hospitals and other health care providers. The...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico looks to limit spending on Medicaid

SANTA FE – Health care workers are raising concerns about closed-door meetings as New Mexico forges a plan to rein in spending on Medicaid by about $400 million under a new state budget. An...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado prepares to eliminate barriers for developmentally disabled adults

With paintbrushes and stamps in hand, adults with developmental disabilities created colorful flags this week at the Durango Arts Center. Just as the class brings people with a range of needs...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico lawmakers want federal probe of suspension of Medicaid funds

ALBUQUERQUE – Democrats with the state’s congressional delegation are calling for a federal investigation into the withholding of Medicaid payments from 15 nonprofits that provided behavioral...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Help available in navigating health insurance maze?

Just the idea of navigating through Connect for Health Colorado to begin or renew health insurance can seem overwhelming. San Juan Basin Health Department is offering sign-up assistance for...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Unaffordable health plans an increasing trend

While the number of people with insurance is on the rise across Colorado, the number of those who are struggling to pay for it also is increasing. This is just one health-care challenge presented...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Axis Health gains a $541,000 grant

Since 2013, more Coloradans than ever have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but the challenge in rural areas such as Southwest Colorado is providing access to health-care services...

DATE: May 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Changes to Medicaid saves millions in Colorado

A statewide effort to help Medicaid patients better manage their health care saved $31 million in taxpayer dollars, according to recently released state data. The state agency that manages Medicaid...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hospital may take on less debt

As more people in Montezuma County sign up for insurance under the new federal health-care law, Southwest Memorial Hospital may take on far less bad debt. Southwest Health System said patients were...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Guv signs bill into law

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a $1 billion expansion of health care for the poor Monday. An estimated 189,000 Coloradans will get government health insurance – known as Medicaid –...

DATE: May 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News