Health

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Colorado vowed to end the waitlist for an adult disability program by 2020. Nearly 3,000 people are still waiting.

The Medicaid program provides 24/7 care for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The average wait is currently eight years.

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Speciality drugs are saving lives in Colorado and beyond. But who should pay for them?

High-profile cases in Colorado expose the disconnect between drug manufacturers and insurance companies in the era of personalized medicine

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Colorado lawmakers want to crack down on companies that look like health insurers but aren’t

Rep. Susan Lontine’s bill comes after the Colorado Division of Insurance shut down a health care sharing ministry that was covering “shockingly low” amounts of its members’ bills.

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A Denver businessman wants to fix America’s health care system — by doing your knee replacement in Mexico

Part entrepreneur and part activist, North American Specialty Hospital CEO James Polsfut has carved out a business model from the dysfunction of U.S. health care

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Hospitals are backing off a budget fight over Colorado’s reinsurance program. Is a deal possible?

The Colorado Hospital Association dropped its lawsuit over the fees that fund the health insurance program

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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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Nearly half of Americans didn’t go outside to recreate in 2018. That has the outdoor industry worried.

Sobering statistics in the Outdoor Participation Report show even kids are staying inside. “We should really be concerned as a nation that we are becoming an indoor nation,” Outdoor Foundation boss Lise Aangeenbrug says.

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The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance program

The state will receive more money than expected from the federal government to fund the program that has reduced some people’s health insurance premiums dramatically

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Colorado hospitals — under increased scrutiny — raised prices and saw more profit, new report says

The report from the Polis administration shows per-patient profits at Colorado hospitals reached their highest level in at least a decade in 2018