Health Care http://www.kunc.org en New Hepatitis C Drug's Cost A Steep Climb For Colorado http://www.kunc.org/post/new-hepatitis-c-drugs-cost-steep-climb-colorado <p>Starting in June, Colorado’s Medicaid agency will cover a breakthrough hepatitis C drug on a case-by-case basis, while it decides who will qualify for the potentially life-saving drug, and who will not.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 58088 at http://www.kunc.org New Hepatitis C Drug's Cost A Steep Climb For Colorado Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In http://www.kunc.org/post/can-civilian-health-care-help-fix-va-congress-weighs Veterans across the country are still waiting too long for medical care, a situation that drove the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/30/317372486/embattled-veterans-affairs-secretary-eric-shinseki-resigns">resignation</a> of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki last week.<p>Now Republicans and Democrats in Congress are competing to pass laws they think will fix the problem of medical wait times and other problems at the VA. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 57341 at http://www.kunc.org Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In With Dwindling Mental Health Providers, ERs Fill The Gap http://www.kunc.org/post/dwindling-mental-health-providers-ers-fill-gap <p>Growing demand for intensive mental-health treatment in the state and a decline in the supply of psychiatric beds have put added pressure on emergency rooms. In cases when patients pose a danger to themselves or others, ERs become the default holding place.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:46:18 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 56534 at http://www.kunc.org With Dwindling Mental Health Providers, ERs Fill The Gap The High Cost Of Untreated Mental Illness http://www.kunc.org/post/high-cost-untreated-mental-illness <p>Untreated mental illness is a growing problem in Colorado – with one out of every four adults likely to experience some degree of mental illness in any given year. That has a high cost in Colorado, not only from a public health perspective but also from a financial standpoint.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:01:30 +0000 Erin OToole 56286 at http://www.kunc.org The High Cost Of Untreated Mental Illness Untreated Mental Health A Factor Behind Health Care 'Superutilizers' http://www.kunc.org/post/untreated-mental-health-factor-behind-health-care-superutilizers <p>Call them frequent flyers. Or superutilizers. Or loyal customers.</p><p>In hospitals across the country, they’re known to doctors and nurses as the people who come back time and again for care.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones & Burt Hubbard 56402 at http://www.kunc.org Untreated Mental Health A Factor Behind Health Care 'Superutilizers'