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Centura Health says clarity is needed on Colorado’s assisted suicide law after lawsuit

In a federal court filing, Centura Health argues that the U.S. Constitution's religious freedom protections trumps Colorado law's protections for doctors who both chose to or decide against prescribing lethal drugs to hasten the death of patients

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Why it might not matter if Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t think the national opioid settlement is sufficient

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says a bankruptcy court could “cram” a Purdue settlement onto the state. He also says he is examining potential legal action against other opioid companies.

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Denver-area hospitals made a record $2 billion in profits in 2018, according to a new report

Many Colorado hospitals outside of the metro area also saw strong profitability

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Critics worried Colorado’s new law capping insulin costs would raise insurance rates. It hasn’t.

The law could save patients hundreds of dollars a month, but it’s still unclear how many will benefit

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As Polis touts price drops from Summit County health insurance alliance, hospitals are skeptical it can work statewide

The Peak Health Alliance will save people thousands of dollars a year, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday

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New tests find lower radioactivity at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Earlier tests from a different part of the buffer zone found elevated levels of plutonium, while a second test from the same area showed lower levels

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In a twist, Colorado asks the EPA to lower the state’s air rating from “moderate” to “serious”

The EPA will hold a Friday hearing on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver and eight other northern Colorado counties from "moderate" to "serious"

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Centura Health sets off national challenge to aid-in-dying laws after firing a Colorado doctor

A growing number of state aid-in-dying provisions are coming into conflict with faith-based hospitals, which oppose the practice on religious grounds