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Littwin: Hickenlooper never gave up on Manchin. Could that really be why Manchin never gave up on the climate bill?

In the biggest congressional news of late and very possibly the most important since Joe Biden took office, Sen. Joe Manchin has changed his position — yes, one more time — on Biden’s much-reduced, yet-still-all-important climate-change package. In a city where secrets are rarely held for long, Manchin’s announcement of yet another change of heart […]

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Colorado will pay hospitals to close expensive free-standing ERs

By Phil Galewitz, KHN Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state wants hospitals to convert them to other purposes, such as providing primary care or mental health services. At least 500 free-standing ERs have set up in more […]

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Hickenlooper: Our plan to fight for a healthier future for all Coloradans

Nothing reinforces the need for quality, affordable and accessible health care like our current public health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how far we have to go to reach universal coverage that ensures equity and provides health care providers the resources they need.  It is ridiculous that people are charged hundreds of dollars […]

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Opinion: Ensure fairness, equity, and justice for all children. Transform Medicaid to a universal program.

July 30 marked the 55th birthday of Medicaid and Medicare. This anniversary, noted at a time of great health peril in our country, offers us an opportunity to address the needs of our children.  As a pediatrician with many years of commitment to the care of children, here and worldwide, I am fearful as the […]