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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

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Your guide to all the ways health care may be about to change in Colorado

Health care looks to be one of the biggest -- if not the biggest -- fight in the coming legislative session. How it turns out will shape how you receive and pay for medical services in the future.

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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

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How do Coloradans want the state’s health care system to work? It depends on how you ask.

Two new polls offer a look at the public’s sometimes contradictory opinions on health care reform, where more details are not always a good thing

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Colorado may try to import prescription drugs from more countries than just Canada

The idea is one of several lawmakers are drafting, as Gov. Jared Polis’ administration signals a new campaign to fight rising pharmaceutical costs

A procrastinator’s guide to buying health insurance in Colorado

Health insurance shoppers have until Dec. 15 to buy coverage that will kick in Jan. 1. Open enrollment for plans starting later lasts through Jan. 15.

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The Polis administration wants a greater say over hospital prices for more than 1 million Coloradans

A forthcoming rule is the result of a bill passed earlier this year, but hospitals and insurance companies remain wary

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Colorado officials have finalized their proposal for a public health insurance option. Here’s what we still don’t know about it.

Short answer: There's a lot for lawmakers to fight over, from hospital and insurance company participation to an application for federal approval

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Opinion: Veterans’ sacrifice has earned our lasting gratitude — and the promise of quality, affordable health care kept

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Colorado’s reinsurance program has been lauded as a way to reduce health care costs. Here’s the fine print.

A reduction in the amount many Coloradans receive in tax credits could lead to a health insurance price increase for thousands -- that is unless they shop around for a better deal

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Why both hospitals and insurance companies are so worried about a Colorado “state option” plan

State health care officials have until Nov. 15 to put together a final “state option” proposal for the legislature

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Colorado health insurance rates are set to fall dramatically next year — for some. Here’s what that means for you.

From premium decreases to local purchasing alliances to carrier departures, there’s a lot going on with Colorado health coverage right now

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In a plan to set hospital prices, Colorado could see the mother of all health care battles

State leaders are coy about how they would compel hospitals to participate in the newly proposed public health insurance option

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Colorado’s uninsured rate is holding steady, but a new study shows troubling trends in the state’s health care market

More people are covered under employer plans, but affordability is a growing problem

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Which was worse: A Colorado man’s bachelor party hangover or the hangover from his ER bill?

Cameron Fischer’s case is a sobering illustration of America’s health care system

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Colorado’s reinsurance program could fall $50 million short next year, according to health insurer estimates

State wouldn’t be on the hook for cost overruns, but they could cause insurers to raise rates again for 2021

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Denver-area hospitals made a record $2 billion in profits in 2018, according to a new report

Many Colorado hospitals outside of the metro area also saw strong profitability

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