A proposed state law would cap out-of-pocket copays at $60 for a two-pack of epinephrine autoinjectors, which retail for $636 in Denver.
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A private equity firm closed one of Colorado’s few birth centers. The community brought it back.
A private equity firm bought Seasons Midwifery and Birth Center in Thornton and then shut it down. It’s now been resurrected as a nonprofit.
Rural Colorado tries to fill health worker gaps with apprenticeships
Far from the Front Range, worker shortages mount as baby boomers retire, young people move away and demand rises for health care in homes and facilities
Colorado opts out of federal program that tracks teen behavior as youth mental health worsens
Local public health officials say they can get a better idea of what’s going on with youth using the Healthy Kids Colorado survey, which reaches about 100,000 teens compared with 80,000 nationwide in the CDC’s survey of Youth Risk Behavior.
Demand for service dogs unleashes a “Wild West” market
By Markian Hawryluk, KHN Jenni Mahnaz admits she’s not much of a dog person. She’s mildly allergic and the only pet she had as a child was a hermit crab. But once she learned that specially trained dogs could help her daughters with their medical needs, she was willing to do anything to make it happen. […]
A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.
By Jakob Rodgers, Kaiser Health News COMMERCE CITY — In her 19 years of living with cerebral palsy, scoliosis and other ailments, Cynthia Enriquez De Santiago has endured about 60 surgeries and her heart has flatlined at least four times. But the most unusual doctor’s referral of her life came last year: Go see an attorney. […]
Two new medical schools are opening in Montana. But does the western U.S. really need them?
By Andrea Halland, Kaiser Health News Opening two new medical schools in Montana would stretch and possibly overwhelm the state’s physicians who provide the clinical training that students need to become doctors, according to leaders of a University of Washington medical school program that relies on those teaching physicians. The University of Washington School of Medicine’s […]
A Colorado hospital charged $722.50 to push medicine through an IV. Twice.
By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News Claire Lang-Ree was in a lab coat taking a college chemistry class remotely in the kitchen of her home in Colorado Springs, when a profound pain twisted into her lower abdomen. She called her mom, Jen Lang-Ree, a nurse practitioner who worried it was appendicitis and found a nearby […]
Colorado farmworkers could get easier access to medical care under new “bill of rights”
By Esther Honig and Rae Ellen Bichell, KHN SAN LUIS VALLEY — A woman with pregnancy complications needed permission from her boss to visit a doctor. Community health volunteers were turned away from delivering food and covid information to worker housing. A farmworker had a serious allergic reaction but was afraid to seek treatment. To […]
People fly to Cortez for coronavirus vaccines, but some who live in southwest Colorado can’t reach a clinic
The airport says a lot about Cortez: The single-engine planes that fly into its one-room airport seat nine passengers at most. The city of about 9,000 is known largely as a gateway to beautiful places like Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners Monument. But COVID-19 vaccines have made Cortez a destination in its own right. “We had […]