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5 numbers that explain why Colorado lawmakers want more insight into prescription drug costs

Democrats are trying again this year to pass a bill requiring pharmaceutical companies to be more transparent about price increases and rebates

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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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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

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Colorado public option opponents accused of trying to “weaponize” doctors against health insurance proposal

PATH, an organization backed by Colorado hospitals, is encouraging medical professionals to speak out against the soon-to-come public health insurance option legislation

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High-deductible plans jeopardize financial health of patients and rural hospitals in Colorado and beyond

In rural areas, where high-deductible plans are even more prevalent and incomes tend to be lower than in urban areas, patients often struggle to pay those deductibles