Gabriel Sanchez is screaming at the top of his tiny lungs.
But heâ€™s not hurt. At 13 months old, heâ€™s just objecting to the strangerâ€™s hands in his mouth. Heâ€™s having his nine baby teeth brushed, on his first visit to the dentist.
Dentists are warning pregnant women to take care of their teeth, for the sake of their babies.
Colorado is promoting its relatively healthy residents to lure new businesses to the state, arguing that able-bodied people are more productive and may cost less to insure.
Rita Beam was a young nurse working in the mother-baby unit at Denver's Rose Medical Center three decades ago when she noticed a disturbing disparity, which would forever define her career.
Colorado hospitals charge their highest prices to the poorest, uninsured patients. That practice is now likely to end by late summer.