Private health care

Drug-testing firm a beacon

Industries that can thrive anywhere are ideal for growing La Plata County’s economy. Tech industries, engineering companies and film-production companies are some of the primary employers that can...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Ruling has little impact on Coloradans

DENVER – Reaction in Colorado to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision Thursday to uphold an important provision of the Affordable Care Act has been fairly predictable, with the right still...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health-care increases set to take leap

Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they’re going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10 percent...

DATE: June 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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

Axis Health names new staff members

Axis Health System – a private, nonprofit organization serving the health-care needs of Southwest Colorado residents – welcomes these new staff members: Dr. Victor Lopez, medical director and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Uninsured: Beware of upcoming penalty

WASHINGTON – Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

DENVER – In the latest religious challenge to the federal health-care law, faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘The gift of coverage’

DENVER – Colorado health insurance leaders are suggesting that rather than purchase material items this Cyber Monday, instead give the gift of coverage. “We know the peace of mind that comes with...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mural adorns wall at DHS to recognize health center

The mural that members of the National Arts Honor Society at Durango High School created on a campus wall this week calls attention to a surprisingly little known service – the school-based health...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Facing health-law hikes

WASHINGTON – Consumers across most of America will see their health premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health-care law. But it will take time for families to...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Local baby has heart transplant

Durango baby Liam Maddox was 5 months old when he was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged and is unable to pump blood. As a result,...

DATE: July 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rapid recovery

Bryan Lott was interviewing for a job in Durango when he visited 4Corners Riversports for a paddleboard part. There, he met co-owner Tony Miely, and the conversation turned to prosthetics. It might...

DATE: July 5, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

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