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State health exchange premiums will rise significantly in 2018

Insurance premiums for those who purchase insurance through the Colorado health exchange program are set to increase an average 26.7 percent across the state next year, the Division of Insurance...

DATE: Sept. 6, 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

Health plan’s fall brings dread for ‘Obamacare’ recipients

DENVER – One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Former Durango Family Medicine patients warned of security breach

Former patients of Durango Family Medicine were alerted last week of a breach of private health information, which could include such things as medical conditions and social histories. On June 6,...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury rules against Durango man in lawsuit against Mercy over bedsore

A jury found in favor of Mercy Regional Medical Center and awarded no damages to a Durango man who accused the hospital of negligence for a bedsore he suffered while in Mercy’s care. Jason Gurule...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

ColoradoCare taxes would extend beyond payroll levies

A state ballot measure that would create universal health care, dubbed ColoradoCare , has been likened to Medicare because it would be funded by a payroll tax. But other kinds of income also would...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former hospital CEO examines health care policies

A state ballot question to create universal health care in Colorado challenges ideologies that have hindered many nationwide attempts at health care reform. “ColoradoCare has a difficult road to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doctor’s suspension has substance-abuse patients struggling

One medical facility is already feeling the fallout from the suspension, announced Tuesday, of a Durango doctor’s medical license. Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services fielded multiple...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

La Plata County sees significant health enrollment gains

DENVER – La Plata and other rural counties in Colorado saw increases in health insurance enrollment during the open enrollment period that ended on Jan. 31. La Plata County had a 30 percent spike...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health care costs spike on Western Slope

DENVER – Health coverage saw gains in Colorado during the first two weeks of open enrollment, while the state still faces difficult cost challenges. During the enrollment period, which began on...

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

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