Colorado Democrats drop public health insurance option to pursue state-regulated plan instead after industry pushback
An amendment to House Bill 1232 would require private insurers in the state to offer a highly regulated, standardized plan and drive down premium costs by 18% over three years
Colorado to offer walk-in coronavirus vaccinations at three sites
The dozens of other vaccination sites in Colorado will continue to operate on an appointment-only basis
Colorado is in its fourth coronavirus wave as more contagious variants become dominant among cases
“More than 50% of positive cases that are occurring in the state are now due to variants of COVID-19,” Dr. Rachel Herlihy said
Opinion: A Colorado public option for health care is a backwards step
We would all be much better off by working together to build on and improve our current system than trying to implement one that is controlled by politicians in Denver.
Opinion: In a COVID-devastated world, the case for a Colorado public option for health care is clear
By reining in runaway health-care costs through the public option, we can protect all Coloradans, especially low-income families, underserved communities and under-represented populations.
Colorado will open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older starting on Friday
The state was planning to open vaccine eligibility to the general public starting in mid-April. Colorado will join at least 12 other states across the country that have already expanded eligibility to the general population or will do so by the end of the week.
In the Denver Health emergency department, patients and caregivers are scarred by a brutal year
Patients’ wounds hinted at links to the pandemic. So did the emotional damage to workers.
Colorado will loosen its coronavirus dial system next week, allow bars to reopen across much of the state and end personal gathering limits
Colorado is also removing its limit on personal gathering sizes, though CDPHE notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still strongly recommends avoiding larger gatherings and crowds to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Colorado Democrats unveil their public health insurance option proposal. Here’s how it would work.
The Colorado Sun combed through the bill and talked to its sponsors to learn what the measure would do
Colorado could soon be required to help every person leaving prison get a photo ID
A photo ID is needed to access basic services and government benefits, get a job or open a bank account. But currently, not every Colorado prisoner gets help obtaining one.
Colorado set to begin receiving roughly twice as many coronavirus vaccine doses starting in April
Gov. Jared Polis said he’s “confident that summer will be very close to normal”
Opinion: It’s time for Colorado’s Catholic Church to take a moral inventory
The dialogue about the need for accountability following reports of priestly abuse should also be the catalyst for examining other areas where the church presumes moral authority, including health care.
“It’s no big deal”: Colorado governor receives coronavirus vaccine, urges others to follow his lead
Jared Polis, 45, said he received the vaccine because he is among about 200 people who were given priority access to ensure continuity of government.
On Edge: How friendship has been a mental-health safety net for two Colorado nurses battling coronavirus
In a year when nearly everyone’s mental health has been shakier than usual, they feel especially grateful to have built a friendship that is also a safety net
At Colorado’s rural edges, vaccines help assisted-living facilities reopen their doors
Counties are circumventing bogged-down Walgreens and CVS, the pharmacy chains contracted for the campaign to get vaccines to the elderly
Colorado eases license rules to let foreign-trained health workers help during coronavirus
Early on Colorado eased some licensing requirement in anticipation of a worker shortage. Through mid-December, 36 foreign-trained doctors sought temporary licenses, although only one met all the criteria.
Opinion: Achieving racial equity in health care is a task for all of us
It starts with all health systems identifying biases in providing health care.
Colorado governor says “we were lied to” after federal plans to speed up vaccine didn’t prove up
Colorado was expecting to receive 210,000 coronavirus vaccine doses next week. "Now we find out we’ll only get 79,000 next week," Gov. Jared Polis wrote on Twitter.
On Edge: A veteran Colorado paramedic grapples with coronavirus’ toll on his lungs and sense of self
Jason McGinnis cannot stop asking himself how he contracted COVID-19. He spent eight days in the hospital and is still struggling both physically and mentally to fully recover from the ordeal.