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Here’s what to expect as the Colorado legislature starts its 2021 lawmaking term with a “soft open”

The General Assembly plans to consider at least nine bills in a three-day session before adjourning the lawmaking to Feb. 16

Cory Gardner takes offensive, levels attacks in first U.S. Senate debate against John Hickenlooper

The Democratic rival attempted to ignore the broadsides from his GOP opponent but defended himself against ethics charges

Opinion: The public option won’t work for Colorado

Coronavirus will add 500,000 people to Colorado’s Medicaid rolls — with major consequences for the health care system

From hospital profits to insurance prices to policy debates, the pandemic has reshaped the debate about health care in Colorado

3 takeaways from the first U.S. Senate debate between Democrats John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff

The rivals in Colorado’s Democratic primary will meet for two more debates in a week’s span as the race hits a crucial moment ahead of June 30 election

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

Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify

The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record

$10,000-a-day fines and other things to know about Colorado’s new public health insurance option bill

Hospitals and insurance companies are required to participate in the plan, which lawmakers finally introduced Thursday

Colorado’s public health insurance option puts a bull’s-eye on hospital profits. But some rural facilities could make more.

The state’s proposed payment formula gives high priority to independent and critical access hospitals, though some who would benefit question what the consequences will be

Colorado is forging ahead on new health care models while the nation waits

Colorado has emerged as a potential model for revamping health care in other states — and provided a glimpse of what a sweeping Democratic victory in November might mean for Americans

Colorado hospitals hate the plan to cap their prices. Here’s how they want to control health costs instead.

The Colorado Hospital Association has lined up behind a “total cost of care” model similar to what is used in Massachusetts

Opinion: Colorado’s public option should maximize competition and affordability. Here’s how.

Colorado public option opponents accused of trying to “weaponize” doctors against health insurance proposal

PATH, an organization backed by Colorado hospitals, is encouraging medical professionals to speak out against the soon-to-come public health insurance option legislation

Here are the big ideas that Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for the 2020 session

The state’s leaders presented their ideas about teen vaping, mental health parity, a public option, teacher bonuses and student debt at an event hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and the University of Denver

Your guide to all the ways health care may be about to change in Colorado

Health care looks to be one of the biggest -- if not the biggest -- fight in the coming legislative session. How it turns out will shape how you receive and pay for medical services in the future.

Groups tied to hospitals, insurance companies launch pricey ad blitz against Colorado public option

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future and Colorado’s Health Care Future spent $121,000 on television and digital ads against the proposal, which will be debated in the upcoming legislative session

How do Coloradans want the state’s health care system to work? It depends on how you ask.

Two new polls offer a look at the public’s sometimes contradictory opinions on health care reform, where more details are not always a good thing

The Polis administration wants a greater say over hospital prices for more than 1 million Coloradans

A forthcoming rule is the result of a bill passed earlier this year, but hospitals and insurance companies remain wary

Colorado officials have finalized their proposal for a public health insurance option. Here’s what we still don’t know about it.

Short answer: There's a lot for lawmakers to fight over, from hospital and insurance company participation to an application for federal approval

Why both hospitals and insurance companies are so worried about a Colorado “state option” plan

State health care officials have until Nov. 15 to put together a final “state option” proposal for the legislature

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