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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

Health

Nonprofit launches $1 million TV ad buy against Colorado Democrats’ public health insurance option proposal

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, whose members include hospitals and private insurance companies, spent nearly $5 million in 2020 to attack a similar measure abandoned after coronavirus struck

Politics and Government

Rising insulin costs force 40% of Colorado diabetics to ration its use, AG’s report says

The study makes recommendations for quick action to ensure fewer cost burdens that keep patients from buying the lifesaving drug

Health

These Coloradans survived coronavirus during the first wave. Here’s what they want you to know now.

The Colorado Sun caught up with three COVID-19 patients who were infected early in the pandemic to see how they are doing and what their thoughts are on the disease’s resurgence

Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a historic health crisis. So why isn’t it increasing Colorado health insurance prices?

In regulatory filings with the state, insurance carriers keep using the same word: Uncertainty

Health

CU Boulder to resume in-person classes next week as coronavirus outbreak slows

Boulder County’s public health order banning gatherings of 18- to 22-year-olds will expire on Thursday at noon

Coronavirus

Cory Gardner takes offensive, levels attacks in first U.S. Senate debate against John Hickenlooper

The Democratic rival attempted to ignore the broadsides from his GOP opponent but defended himself against ethics charges

Politics and Government

What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insurance

How some things unexpectedly went from bad to worse for some out-of-work people in Colorado. Plus, Lost Wages benefits begin, more unemployment fraud news and other updates in this week’s What’s Working.

Business

Here’s how Cory Gardner’s bill would and wouldn’t protect people with preexisting conditions

The Affordable Care Act already safeguards people from being charged more for health insurance based on medical history, and Gardner’s bill contains none of the usual features of legislation

Politics and Government

Cory Gardner wants to get rid of Obamacare. But it’s not clear what he plans to replace it with.

The Republican senator from Colorado talks more often about what he doesn’t want -- Obamacare, a public option, Medicare For All -- than his ideas on how to achieve his goals of driving down costs and improving care

Politics and Government

Opposition to Obamacare becomes political liability for Cory Gardner and other Republican incumbents

Despite Cory Gardner’s multiple votes to repeal the ACA, he has largely avoided talking about the measure during the 2020 campaign

A Colorado veteran had appendicitis. But the fight over his hospital bill may have been worse.

Shannon Harness, 39, received a bill for more than $80,000

Health

Coronavirus complicated efforts to lower Colorado’s health care prices. But one idea is still moving forward.

Health care purchasing alliances are meant to give consumers more power in price negotiations -- if hospitals and other providers go along

Health

Opinion: Senate “relief” package doesn’t meet the health needs of Coloradans

Opinion Columns

A Colorado woman’s knee surgeon was in-network. The surgical assistant wasn’t — and billed $1,167.

Even before any other medical bills showed up, Izzy Benasso received a notice from someone whose name she didn’t recognize

Health

Colorado, like other states, trims health programs amid health crisis

Between the challenges of the pandemic, the social unrest and the economic crisis, mental health providers are warning that the need for behavioral health services is growing. Yet faced with budgetary shortfalls, Colorado is cutting spending.

Health

Colorado governor vetoes bill that sought to reduce prescription opioid abuse

Gov. Jared Polis wrote in a letter that he vetoed House Bill 1085 because of the impact it would have on health insurance premiums

Politics and Government

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

Health

Colorado Democrats just proposed an enormous change to how health insurance programs are funded

Senate Bill 215, which would create a new fee on the health insurance premiums paid by close to a million Coloradans, affects the funding for the reinsurance program but may also face strong legal challenges

Health

Opinion: Our health care heroes — not big insurance — need support from Washington

Opinion Columns
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