Public Health

Report leads to clash over single-payer health care stability

DENVER – Proponents of a $25 billion single-payer health care ballot effort say the proposal would be adequately funded, despite an independent study that said otherwise. ColoradoCare supporters...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health to build care center in Pagosa Springs

Ground was broken Wednesday on a new 10,275-square-foot outpatient clinic that promises to provide more access to health care in Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County. Axis Health System...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON – Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation’s long-running political drama over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. If Republican Donald Trump...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GOP jumps at chance to paint Colorado Democrats as divided

DENVER – Republicans and their allies have seized on Democratic infighting over single-payer health reform to suggest that the party is “in tatters.” Responses flooded in as ProgressNow Colorado ...

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

Bat tests positive for rabies in southeastern La Plata County

A bat found on private property in southeast La Plata County tested positive for rabies, officials with the San Juan Basin Health Department announced Tuesday. In a prepared statement, local health...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Cigarette tax increase proposed for ballot

DENVER – Colorado voters this November could be faced with a ballot question asking them to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1.75 per pack. The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado announced its...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abortion debate turns to single-payer health care

DENVER – As abortion supporters on Monday celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting access, fears swirled that a state ballot effort to implement a single-payer health care system could...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans have leftover narcotics at home

Nearly 60 percent of Americans have leftover narcotics in their homes, and 20 percent have shared those with another person, according to a survey published Monday that provides more evidence of...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Lightner Creek mobile home owner reprimanded again

Darlene Mann, owner of Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park, has been issued another state reprimand for not meeting deadlines to fix the park’s leaking sewage pit. In a “compliance advisory” issued May...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge sides with House GOP against health care law

WASHINGTON – In a setback for the Obama health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the administration is unconstitutionally subsidizing medical bills for millions of people while ignoring...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado vaccine database proposal falls

DENVER – Mandatory vaccination opponents have helped defeat a Colorado proposal to start a database tracking children who haven’t been immunized. The state House backed off the proposed database...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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