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Looking for a safe nursing home is hard. And a newly released watch list tells only part of the story.

In Longmont, a nursing home staffer was arrested and criminally charged with assaulting a resident. In Aurora, a nursing home didn’t tell state regulators about two instances where its workers were convicted of sex crimes. In Rocky Ford, federal workplace-safety inspectors fined a nursing home for not protecting staff from violence at the facility. And […]

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Colorado attorney general intervenes in $4.3 billion DaVita-UnitedHealth merger just as deal is finalized

Colorado’s attorney general has negotiated an agreement that he hopes will prevent thousands of Colorado Springs-area patients from paying higher prices and losing access to care after two health care giants merge. The deal involves UnitedHealth Group, which operates one of the biggest insurers in the state, and a couple of large doctors’ offices owned […]

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

Colorado is trying to become one of the first states in the nation to import prescription drugs from Canada, a bid to give consumers relief from soaring pharmaceutical costs. A bill making its way through the General Assembly with the support of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis would create a program to start importation by 2022. […]

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

People whose kidneys have failed typically hook up to dialysis machines three times a week, flushing fluids and toxins from their blood. It’s how they avoid heart failure and death. But for those without health insurance who are living in the country illegally, that hasn’t been an option in Colorado and most other states. Instead, […]