Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: The ACA changed how we treat cancer — and it is all at risk because of our current leadership

Health is a fragile thing. We’ve been told this over and over, but often it’s hard to imagine that we are anything but invincible. There are certain moments in our lives when that changes. The world is currently living through one of those moments. But for us, that moment came when we were given a […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, Health, News, Politics and Government

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

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A Christian-affiliated health system in a court fight over Colorado’s assisted suicide law says the state can’t stop religious organization from disciplining employees who encourage the option in violation of its beliefs. In a federal court filing Wednesday, Colorado-based Centura Health argues in part that the U.S. Constitution’s religious […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

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

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News A Christian-run health system in Colorado has fired a veteran doctor who went to court to fight for the right of her patient to use the state’s medical aid-in-dying law, citing religious doctrine that describes “assisted suicide” as “intrinsically evil.” Centura Health Corp. this week abruptly terminated Dr. Barbara […]

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Michael Bennet’s prostate cancer surgery termed a success as he looks toward 2020 presidential bid

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, clearing the way for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, his office says. The Colorado Democrat’s office said Friday that Bennet underwent surgery last weekend and is recovering at home. He will require no further treatment, his office said. […]