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Colorado will pay hospitals to close expensive free-standing ERs

By Phil Galewitz, KHN Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state wants hospitals to convert them to other purposes, such as providing primary care or mental health services. At least 500 free-standing ERs have set up in more […]

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To fix soaring prescription costs, Colorado lawmakers have a new plan: A board to cap drug prices

Kris Garcia, a Denver father of three and community activist, lives in fear of simple accidents. Garcia lives with four bleeding disorders, including hemophilia. Any injury could quickly result in a health emergency. But it’s not just the physical risks that worry him. Garcia uses a drug called Humate-P to control his conditions. One vial […]