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Pritchett: Coming to grips with the daunting Alzheimer’s elevator ride

For both the afflicted and caregivers, there's a challenging road ahead -- on many fronts -- in dealing with dementia

Opinion

School or “Russian Roulette”? Amid delta variant and lax mask rules, some Colorado parents see no difference

Education

COVID-19 booster shots could begin on Sept. 20

In a statement, health officials said it is “very clear” that the vaccines' protection against infection wanes over time

Coronavirus

Biden administration will recommend that people receive a COVID vaccine booster 8 months after second shot

Federal health officials have been actively looking at whether extra shots for the vaccinated would be needed as early as this fall

News

Opinion: Home-care workers barely can take care of themselves

And that makes it hard to take care of others. The Better Care, Better Jobs bill will help.

Opinion Columns

Douglas County School District town hall on COVID-19 plans turns raucous

The crowd first erupted with boos when Superintendent Corey Wise displayed a slide saying the district is recommending universal masking when school begins next week

Education

Bus stop by bus stop, Denver-area health officials microtarget vaccine hesitancy

A mobile clinic in the East Colfax neighborhood is part of a new push by Denver-area public health officials to find the neighborhoods where vaccinations lag behind state or county averages

Coronavirus

How an Aurora doctor breaks norms to treat refugees and recent immigrants

Dr. P.J. Parmar designed the Mango House clinic to survive on the Medicaid payments that many doctors across the U.S. reject as too low

Health

Opinion: Close freestanding emergency rooms

Replace them with primary-care clinics, and save billions

Opinion Columns

Colorado expected to receive at least $300 million through opioid-crisis settlement — if local governments approve the deal

The tentative settlement, announced Wednesday, would bring to nearly $400 million that could come to Colorado through opioid litigation

Health

Colorado’s new COVID guidance for schools: Masks not required, quarantine rules relaxed

Some Colorado school districts have already announced they won’t require masks next year, while in others, officials said they were weighing their options and waiting for state guidance

Education

Colorado’s reinsurance programs will continue to keep health costs low, governor says

Individuals buying on the exchange are expected to save more than 24% next year compared with what they would pay if they had to purchase coverage without the reinsurance program

Health

Behind Wyoming and Colorado’s anomalous twin COVID-19 spikes despite their political differences

Coronavirus

Rural ambulance services in mountain communities are in jeopardy as volunteers age and expenses mount

In rural America, it’s increasingly difficult for ambulance services to respond to emergencies. One factor is that emergency medical services are struggling to find young volunteers to replace retiring EMTs

Health

How a rural Colorado town without a pharmacy is crowdsourcing to get meds

With no local access to prescription drugs, Walden residents are taking advantage of anyone’s trip to bigger cities to pick up medications for the rest of the town

Health

U.S. Supreme Court dismisses challenge that threatened to unwind Obamacare

The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court

Health

Colorado farmworkers could get easier access to medical care under new “bill of rights”

Agricultural workers living in employer-owned housing can have trouble getting health care. It’s a symptom of bigger gaps in worker protections that the pandemic spotlighted, say proponents of a newly passed Colorado bill for farmworker rights.

Health

Five moments that defined Colorado’s 2021 legislative session

This year’s 120-day lawmaking session was delayed by coronavirus, boosted by billions in federal stimulus dollars and drew outrage over racist remarks.

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats’ big health care bill is headed to the governor’s desk to be signed into law

House Bill 1232 passed the General Assembly without the support of a single Republican in the House or Senate

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers wage multifront assault on high drug costs

While none of the efforts alone would result in broad-based, deep cuts, state officials estimate the combined impact of the various measures could save Coloradans between 20% and 40% in out-of-pocket costs

Health
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