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Kaiser Permanente, unions reach labor deal to avert strike

The Alliance of Health Care Unions and Kaiser Permanente jointly announced the agreement, staving off a potentially crippling strike in which 32,000 employees, most of them in Southern California, threatened to walk off the job

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Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon. Colorado may be next.

Kaiser, one of the nation's largest health care providers, has proposed a two-tiered wage and benefits system that would give newer employees lower pay and fewer health protections.

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More video visits and more doctor burnout: How the pandemic has changed health care in Colorado

Highlights from The Colorado Sun’s panel discussion on the future of health care

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Colorado parents are trying to get around school mask mandates with dubious doctor’s notes

Pediatricians across the state are being bombarded with requests for doctor’s notes as parents try to get their kids exempt from wearing a mask at school despite few medical-based reasons to do so.

Coronavirus

Colorado’s low-income patients can’t find specialty health care, study shows

A 3-year study shows safety net clinics can find specialists for their patients if they work extremely hard, but systemic change is needed to make real cuts to wait lists

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What to know about vaccine-related heart issues and other insights on the coronavirus vaccine and kids

Colorado doctors answered reader questions about side effects, efficacy, the Delta variant, and how to keep kids safe before they can get vaccinated

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Colorado Democrats’ health care bill seeks to reduce insurance premiums. No one is sure exactly how.

House Bill 1232 narrowly passed out of a committee in the state Senate on Wednesday

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Is Colorado’s allergy season worse than it used to be?

The Sun chats with a leading allergist on what’s making us sneeze right now, what will make us sneeze next month, and whether climate change has made it worse than it used to be.

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Some school staff are eligible for coronavirus vaccine in Colorado right now, but not teachers

Only about 1,600 employees of Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. The district employs 15,000 people.

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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.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s coronavirus test positivity rate, a crucial metric, may be off

The measurement doesn’t include all COVID-19 tests performed in the state, and that’s not the only recent data challenge health officials have faced

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Colorado is still seeing a sharp drop in the number of kids being vaccinated amid coronavirus

Colorado already has worst-in-the-nation vaccination rates for childhood measles, and now health experts fear possible further declines

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What happens to school-based health care in Colorado when schools close because of coronavirus?

Colorado’s system of 52 school-based health centers has grown into a crucial element of overall population health, delivering more than 100,000 visits last school year.

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Coronavirus panic has fueled the telehealth revolution in Colorado — and we won’t go back

“We’ve made three years of progress in about three weeks,” UCHealth’s medical director for virtual health says.

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Another possible reason for high health prices in Colorado: a lack of competition among hospitals and insurance companies

A new report from the Colorado Health Institute shows how, when choices in the health care market lag, prices rise

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By law, mental health benefits are supposed to be as good as medical coverage. In practice, that’s not happening.

An effort to enforce the nation’s mental health parity laws is in the works in Colorado, where insurance companies pay mental health doctors 30 percent less than they pay other medical professionals

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