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Colorado attorney general intervenes in $4.3 billion DaVita-UnitedHealth merger just as deal is finalized

DaVita Medical Group owns two large physicians’ groups in Colorado Springs totaling more than 100 doctors, meaning the sale would have affected patients in the region

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Colorado treats marijuana taxes like “a piggy bank.” But now top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas.

Colorado budget writers want to prioritize spending marijuana tax money on opioids and education, but it could mean cuts elsewhere

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Colorado kids and teens are dying at a rate higher than the U.S. average — and suicide is to blame

The state ranked poorly in health outcomes and mediocre overall in the latest national report on child well-being by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Polis doubles down on education, outreach in vaccination fight as Colorado rates continue to worsen

New statistics released Thursday show that Colorado's vaccination rates for kindergarteners have worsened for some key immunizations. Critics say Polis' efforts don't go far enough.

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Colorado records modest decline in drug overdose deaths — the first decline since 2012

The state recorded 349 deaths from prescription painkillers, dropping by 24 from the previous year

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Colorado is creating a network of doctors to diagnose child abuse and keep kids from slipping through the safety net

The state has just six doctors board certified in child abuse pediatrics, and they’re all on the Front Range

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Gov. Jared Polis made headway on 22% of his campaign pledges so far, Promise Tracker analysis shows

The Colorado Democrat’s early achievements are featured in emails to supporters from his 2022 reelection campaign

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How Summit County residents, fed up with high health care prices, banded together and negotiated a better deal

The Peak Health Alliance was able to get its local hospital to lower prices by 20%. Colorado officials hope it can become a model for communities across the state.