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What the heck is going on with Colorado Democrats’ public health insurance option bill?
House Bill 1232, a top priority of Gov. Jared Polis, has been the subject of weeks of still-unresolved negotiations between lawmakers, hospitals and others in the health care industry
When coronavirus attacked Colorado’s health, it changed the state’s health system forever
From telehealth and city dweller respite care in Hugo, to an explosion in Medicaid clients and a speedy overhaul of medicine itself, the pandemic is a game-changer
Colorado hospitals’ profit margins are nation’s highest as state lawmakers move to cap health care costs
A new financial analysis for the Colorado Business Group on Health pegs medical profits at $2.8 billion in 2018, and critiques heavy concentration of hospital power for causing the state’s high prices
Coronavirus will add 500,000 people to Colorado’s Medicaid rolls — with major consequences for the health care system
From hospital profits to insurance prices to policy debates, the pandemic has reshaped the debate about health care in Colorado
What you need to know about remdesivir, the experimental coronavirus drug that just arrived in Colorado
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began distributing supplies of the drug to hospitals on Wednesday
“It saved us”: A recent infusion of federal funds is helping Colorado’s rural hospitals stay afloat
The funds will help rural facilities keep their doors open amid the coronavirus crisis, but it’s unclear how far the money will stretch
Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify
The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record
The inside story of the unprecedented airlift delivering coronavirus supplies to rural Colorado hospitals
Donated protective gear, homemade masks and volunteer pilots all contribute to the herculean effort of getting equipment to rural hospitals -- for some, just in the nick of time
Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production are being tangled in federal red tape, certification process
Makers of products ranging from snowboards to garments are now producing personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus. But some say they can’t get their products into the state’s pipeline.
Colorado is banking on telehealth to slow coronavirus. But many rural hospitals lack necessary resources.
Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rules changed on Wednesday, but rural hospitals say they still face significant financial barriers to get the virtual systems in place fast enough to make a difference
As hospitals brace for critical coronavirus patients, Colorado still doesn’t know how many ventilators are in the state
Hospitals say they could soon see hundreds of patients with COVID-19 and official state numbers -- hobbled by limited testing -- don’t reflect the full tally. State health officials say it could be days before they have a ventilator count.
Colorado’s public health insurance option puts a bull’s-eye on hospital profits. But some rural facilities could make more.
The state’s proposed payment formula gives high priority to independent and critical access hospitals, though some who would benefit question what the consequences will be
From rationing masks to polishing emergency plans, here’s how Colorado hospitals are preparing for the coronavirus
Hospitals are required to have plans for emergencies like a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 virus
Colorado hospitals hate the plan to cap their prices. Here’s how they want to control health costs instead.
The Colorado Hospital Association has lined up behind a “total cost of care” model similar to what is used in Massachusetts
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
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
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
Groups tied to hospitals, insurance companies launch pricey ad blitz against Colorado public option
Partnership for America’s Health Care Future and Colorado’s Health Care Future spent $121,000 on television and digital ads against the proposal, which will be debated in the upcoming legislative session
Colorado’s new reinsurance program has a TABOR problem. Lawmakers fear that could cause “cascading” impacts across the budget.
As Polis requests more money, a legislative analysis found the health insurance program could have an additional $165 million budgetary hit
Colorado hospitals just avoided tens of millions of dollars in federal funding cuts — but it might not last
The cuts would most affect hospitals like Denver Health that care for a lot of uninsured patients