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Colorado Democrats unveil their public health insurance option proposal. Here’s how it would work.

Democrats in the Colorado legislature on Thursday introduced a bill designed to drive down health care costs and, if consumers’ expenses aren’t reduced, potentially create a state-offered health insurance option. The measure is the result of years of efforts by progressive lawmakers and is a top priority for Gov. Jared Polis. But it faces stiff […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

My documentary work with cancer patients also taught me about dealing with the challenge of COVID-19

As a senior at Glenwood Springs High School, I produced a capstone project, a video documentary I called “Connections: A Deeper Meaning Of Cancer.” But that experience also shaped my perspective on the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the historic pandemic that has touched us all. Two-and-a-half years in the making, this documentary — which I […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News

Colorado hospitals are preparing their doctors and nurses for an all-hands-on-deck coronavirus fight

As Colorado hospitals prepare for a possible surge of patients infected with the new coronavirus, they are planning to shuffle doctors and nurses who normally practice in such specialties as obstetrics, family medicine and gynecology into the emergency department to keep up with the need. Centura Health put a call out to all of its […]

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Denver’s Rose Medical Center, celebrating 70 years, created a culture that countered post-war discrimination

As leaders of Denver’s Jewish community began to talk about the need for a new hospital, one that could serve the city’s growing population and where doctors of all faiths would be afforded privileges, the Second World War appeared headed toward its bloody conclusion. Two men whose lives would figure significantly in the hospital’s creation […]