Izzy Benasso stands with her father, Steve Benasso, near the spot where she tore a meniscus in her knee while they played tennis in July 2019 at the Washington Park Tennis Club in Denver. After Izzy had knee surgery to repair the injury, Steve noticed that a surgical assistant had billed their insurance plan for $1,167. Izzy does not recall meeting the surgical assistant or being told he would be involved in her case. (Rachel Woolf for KHN)

A Colorado woman’s knee surgeon was in-network. The surgical assistant wasn’t — and billed $1,167.

Even before any other medical bills showed up, Izzy Benasso received a notice from someone whose name she didn’t recognize

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Denver school board unanimously backs curriculum redesign to highlight racially diverse narratives

The historic Know Justice Know Peace Resolution comes after over a year of work led by Denver Public Schools students, teachers and staff at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

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Aurora working group presents draft plan to recruit and retain more teachers of color

This year, about 20% of Aurora's licensed staff members are employees of color — while 85% of the district's students are of color

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Two churches in Colorado granted exemption from state coronavirus guidelines

Denver Bible Church in Wheat Ridge and Community Baptist Church in Brighton filed a complaint in August against the state's mask mandate and limitations on indoor gatherings