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Opinion: Why we need to reach hard-to-count Coloradans. There’s a lot at stake.

Opinion Columns

Colorado vowed to end the waitlist for an adult disability program by 2020. Nearly 3,000 people are still waiting.

The Medicaid program provides 24/7 care for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The average wait is currently eight years.

Politics and Government

Speciality drugs are saving lives in Colorado and beyond. But who should pay for them?

High-profile cases in Colorado expose the disconnect between drug manufacturers and insurance companies in the era of personalized medicine

Health

Opinion: More price controls are the wrong Rx for health care in Colorado

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s stop choosing between buying food or healthcare. The urgent need for Medicare-for-all

Opinion Columns

Medicaid law forcing caregivers to be tracked by GPS inspires privacy backlash from Colorado’s disabled community

The aim is to reduce Medicaid fraud by requiring therapists, respite workers and nurses to log in and verify their location when they visit someone’s home to provide care. But backlash, especially from the parents of children with disabilities, has been fierce.

Health

Opinion: Protect Colorado’s Medicaid, CHP+ enrollees amid federal pressure

Opinion Columns

Colorado hospitals accuse Polis administration of hurting Medicaid patients, as health fight grows nastier

In a letter to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, hospital executives say onerous rules, outdated processes are putting patients at risk

Health

Opinion: Here’s why some Colorado families are dropping Medicaid coverage for their kids

Opinion Columns

Return to sender: A single undeliverable letter can mean losing Medicaid in Colorado and other states

As returned mail piles up, Colorado and other states take increasingly drastic measures to work through the cumbersome backlog, lowering the bar for canceling benefits on the basis of returned mail alone

Health

The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.

The rising costs of Gov. Jared Polis’ full-day kindergarten program is part of an estimated $100 million in additional costs lawmakers will need to cover

Politics and Government

Opinion: Congress should save Coloradans from sky-high air ambulance charges

Colorado patients' average bill is about $44,000 for an air ambulance transport

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Health insurance companies want lower premiums. But here’s why they’re so high.

Opinion Columns

In rural Colorado, emergency medical services struggle to keep money-losing ambulances rolling

High costs, low rates and scarce job applicants are forcing ambulance services to consolidate, take on new tasks and outsource

Health

Death rates among pregnant women in Colorado are climbing. Suicide and overdose are to blame.

To counteract the rising mortality figure, the state strengthened a death review committee and plans to expand drug treatment

Health

Colorado wants to import prescription drugs from Canada. How it could work, and why it may not.

Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers made drug imports a priority, but it will cost $2.8 million just to explore the idea

Politics and Government

Immigrants here illegally were waiting until near death to get dialysis. A new Colorado policy changes that.

Patients now can get regular care at dialysis clinics through Medicaid, saving millions in hospital costs

Health

The world’s first marijuana-derived pharmaceutical is now available for prescription. So why can’t patients get it?

Epidiolex was approved earlier this year to treat rare seizure disorders

Health

A haircut, a wound check, a bath for the dog: One-stop Denver delivery of homeless services reveals the depth and breadth of urban transience

More than 1,000 came for jobs, haircuts, housing and lunch

Coloradans

Colorado doctor on influential state Medicaid board resigns after Sun report on pharma money

In his email to state officials resigning from the Colorado Drug Utilization Review Board, dated Aug. 16, Dr. Alex Reish wrote that he had done nothing wrong

Health
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