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The rate of people in Colorado with health insurance held steady during the pandemic

Medicaid enrollment increased, while people covered by employer-sponsored insurance declined

Health
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Opinion: Colorado should vote on a publicly funded, privately delivered health care system

The General Assembly asked for this recommendation, now it should put it in front of the voters

Opinion Columns

A federal deadline for Colorado to redesign its child welfare system has arrived

Under the Family First law, states are rewarded for keeping children in family settings instead of institutions

Politics and Government

Opinion: If you’re going to put us on your focus group, maybe you should put us on your payroll

Lived experience is some of the best expertise you can hire

Opinion Columns

A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.

Every day in Commerce City, four lawyers join the physicians, psychiatrists and social workers at Salud Family Health Centers’ clinic, where mending legal ills is as important for health as diet and exercise.

Health

Class-action lawsuit alleges Colorado is failing at children’s mental health care

A similar lawsuit in Illinois forced that state to improve its mental health system for kids who qualify for Medicaid.

Health

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

Health

Opinion: Close freestanding emergency rooms

Replace them with primary-care clinics, and save billions

Opinion Columns

A $500 million Medicaid boost gives Colorado a chance to re-do its disability services

Funding for in-home personal care for aging Coloradans and people with disabilities would jump for three years under American Rescue Plan spending.

Health

New Colorado health insurance subsidies open as search for people eligible but not enrolled ramps up

American Rescue Plan subsidies increase Thursday, and residents can apply through Aug. 15 for a broadly expanded menu of premium help

Health

Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, reverses higher ed cuts

School districts would receive about 10% more per pupil from the state. Budget writers also OK a 7% tuition hike at the University of Northern Colorado, and 3% at other colleges

Education

Three Colorado college programs aim to help people with disabilities join the workforce. The state is opening doors, too.

Real-life job skills honed over four years boost people with cognitive and developmental disabilities toward the independent future of their choosing.

Education

Colorado restricts where Medicaid patients can get an abortion. Democrats want to end that.

Only individuals who experience rape, incest or a life-threatening pregnancy can get an abortion covered by Medicaid. But even then the list of facilities that can provide them is limited.

Politics and Government

Colorado takes a step toward importing drugs from Canada, but the start date is still two years away

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing predicts big prescription cost savings -- but not for the state’s Medicaid program

Health

In a Colorado long-term care facility during coronavirus, and desperate to get out

There are significant barriers that keep people in nursing homes that they would rather not live in. Affordable housing is a huge one.

Housing

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

Opinion: It’s time for a democracy restoration package

Opinion Columns

Opinion: I’m a lifelong Republican, and here’s why I’m voting for Joe Biden

Opinion Columns

For Colorado’s rural seniors, coronavirus strains access to home-based care — just as it’s needed most

The pandemic has strained already short-staffed caregiving services, leaving seniors in southwest Colorado without much of the support they need to survive.

Health

Opinion: Blame our system for our COVID failures, not public health workers

Opinion Columns
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