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Single-payer backers go for ballot measure in Colorado

DENVER – Proponents of a single-payer health-care ballot initiative in Colorado are preparing to submit signatures on Friday. ColoradoCare backers say they have more than the necessary 98,492...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s HealthOP sues

DENVER – Officials with Colorado’s health-insurance cooperative filed a lawsuit Monday against state regulators in an effort to continue providing coverage to nearly 83,000 members. The lawsuit...

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

Federal funding formulas blamed for health-insurance troubles

DENVER – Health insurance cooperatives and federal officials are at odds over what’s to blame for the possibility of thousands of people having to scramble to find new coverage in 2015. The...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding shortfall could sink health insurance co-op

DENVER – A dire funding announcement last week could leave thousands of consumers using Colorado’s federally-backed health insurance nonprofit cooperative scrambling. The Centers for Medicare and...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy CEO shares with us his insights into health care

When Tom Gessel, president and CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center, visited the Rotary Club of Durango on Tuesday, he found no shortage of questions on everything from palliative care to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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