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Terminally ill, a Colorado man wanted aid-in-dying. His Catholic hospital said no.

Even as an increasing number of U.S. states have legalized aid-in-dying laws, exercising that option is challenging for patients in a country where most large hospital systems have deep religious ties and the religious right is powerful

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High-deductible plans jeopardize financial health of patients and rural hospitals in Colorado and beyond

In rural areas, where high-deductible plans are even more prevalent and incomes tend to be lower than in urban areas, patients often struggle to pay those deductibles

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American pot is the gold standard. But Canada leads the export game — for now.

Canada has emerged as the dominant exporter in the burgeoning global trade of marijuana, which ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics estimated at $14.9 billion in sales for 2019

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What would happen if the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — went away?

What would go away ― meaning which provisions consumers have become accustomed to ― if the law is eventually struck down? Let’s take a look.

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The startlingly high cost of the “free” flu shot

Flu shots are relatively cheap compared with most health services, but considering the tens of millions of Americans who get vaccinated each year, those prices add up

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Return to sender: A single undeliverable letter can mean losing Medicaid in Colorado and other states

As returned mail piles up, Colorado and other states take increasingly drastic measures to work through the cumbersome backlog, lowering the bar for canceling benefits on the basis of returned mail alone

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Denver and other cities are looking to take cops out of mental health-related 911 rescues

Denver is one of at least eight cities considering an Oregon program called Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets to decriminalize and improve the treatment of people with severe mental illness

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Why Colorado hospitals are getting into the housing business

Denver Health, Mercy in Durango, find providing housing is safer, more cost effective for patients "stranded" in the system

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Which was worse: A Colorado man’s bachelor party hangover or the hangover from his ER bill?

Cameron Fischer’s case is a sobering illustration of America’s health care system