Health Care


Mon August 1, 2011
Children's Healthcare

Open Enrollment for Child-Only Health Policies Begins

Colorado Division of Insurance

Today begins a month-long open enrollment period for Colorado kids who don’t have health coverage under a family policy or program such as Medicaid.

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Thu July 28, 2011
Health Care

Colorado Lawmakers Agree: Health Care Still Top Focus

Creative Commons

Eight Colorado legislators from both major parties agreed on one thing at the Colorado Health Symposium Wednesday – health care is costing their constituents a fortune, and they do need to do something about it.

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Tue June 28, 2011

Shortage of Family Doctors in Colorado Intensifies

Primary care physician Dr. Ozzie Grenardo travels from Parker to Rocky Ford and Ordway once a week to see patients in southeastern Colorado, where family doctors are scarce.
Carol McKinley, Colorado Public News

Colorado doesn’t have enough primary care physicians. And the shortage is expected to worsen in coming years.

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Thu June 23, 2011

Partnership Could Lead to Colorado's Largest Hospital System

PVHS CEO Rulon Stacey (center) addressed a small group at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.
Grace Hood

A non-binding letter of intent announced today could form one of the largest hospital systems in the state.

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Tue June 14, 2011
Health Care

Democrats Revive Medicare As Political Weapon

Just how powerful is Medicare as a political weapon? So powerful that for the past two election cycles it's been a favorite cudgel for both Republicans and Democrats.

And the election of Democrat Kathy Hochul to fill a traditionally GOP seat in upstate New York in May is just the latest demonstration.

Hochul and the national Democratic party ran a campaign based on large part on the House Republican Budget passed in April that would essential privatize the government program for the elderly and disabled. And their campaign worked.

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