Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: The mental-health emergency facing Colorado’s children demands an emergency response

Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a “pediatric mental health ‘state of emergency’” last month, as the system now routinely runs out of beds for kids who’ve attempted suicide or presented with intense mental health needs. While this is a crisis, it’s the result of one that was burning long before COVID-19. The stresses and isolation of […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats’ big health insurance bill may deliver the nation’s lowest premiums. But much is still unclear.

In 2014, a thunderbolt struck the normally un-sizzling world of Colorado health policy: A report from the nationally respected Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that Western Slope resort communities had the highest prices for health insurance in the country. What followed was more than five years of work by lawmakers to lower costs, culminating this year […]

Posted inCOVID, News

At first, Colorado didn’t have enough coronavirus tests. Now, it’s asking more people to get tested.

Feeling unwell? Colorado wants you to get a coronavirus test. Think you were exposed to COVID-19, but not showing any symptoms? Colorado wants you to get a coronavirus test. Just wondering if you have coronavirus? Colorado wants you to get a coronavirus test. “You don’t need an appointment. You don’t need a doctor’s note,” Gov. […]