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Opinion: My insulin hasn’t changed, but the price has risen more than 600%

Congress should give Medicare the authority to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers

Opinion

Colorado will pay hospitals to close expensive free-standing ERs

The state wants some of the 34 hospital-owned free-standing ERs converted to other purposes, such as providing primary care or mental health services.

Health

Montana’s health policy MVP takes her playbook on the road to Colorado

Marilyn Bartlett, credited with saving Montana’s state employee health plan millions of dollars, is a busy consultant now, as states, counties and big businesses try to use her playbook to bring down hospital costs.

Health

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

Opinion Columns

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

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Here’s how we can keep kids healthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Opinion Columns

“It saved us”: A recent infusion of federal funds is helping Colorado’s rural hospitals stay afloat

The funds will help rural facilities keep their doors open amid the coronavirus crisis, but it’s unclear how far the money will stretch

Health

Colorado’s rural pharmacies wrestle against big business to remain community cornerstones

1,230 rural pharmacies have closed since 2003, including 45 in Colorado. Some blame benefit management companies that reimburse for medications at less than they cost to buy.

Business

Nicolais: Any health care “public option” second wave must make some changes

After Colorado bill sponsors pulled the public option from consideration in light of difficulties created by the coronavirus, they should reconsider compelling participation

Opinion Columns

Colorado is banking on telehealth to slow coronavirus. But many rural hospitals lack necessary resources.

Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rules changed on Wednesday, but rural hospitals say they still face significant financial barriers to get the virtual systems in place fast enough to make a difference

Health

Colorado sues Trump administration over mandate that insurance companies send separate bill for abortion coverage

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says the policy is an administrative nightmare that intentionally confuses people

Crime and Courts

Nicolais: Justice Neil Gorsuch, evangelizing for the separation of powers

Returning to his home state, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch offered sage advice for people from all political stripes

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Transparency and accountability needed in prescription drug industry

Opinion Columns

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

Michael Bennet says he’s shifting national health care debate. But even in his home state, there’s pushback.

The Colorado Democrat’s first town hall in more than a year served as a microcosm for the challenges he faces on the national stage

Politics and Government

Opinion: Health care is a right, not just for the privileged

Opinion Columns

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

Michael Bennet has a warning for Democrats. But it’s not clear how many are listening.

The U.S. senator from Colorado’s presidential campaign is reaching a pivotal moment with Wednesday's second Democratic debate

Politics and Government
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