Medicaid

4:47am

Mon January 30, 2012
Health

Drive To Insure Colorado Children Succeeding

Pediatric nurse practitioner Michele Hinneberg checkes out Mya Castillo, 5, who came in complaining of a sore throat and some ear pain.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

A campaign to provide health insurance to children is showing progress in Colorado, where two surveys show the number of uninsured kids is down to 8 to 10 percent.

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8:28pm

Tue January 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Analysis: Landmark Health Overhaul Gets Barely A Mention

Originally published on Tue January 24, 2012 8:16 pm

When it came to health, what was most surprising was how little President Obama had to say in his State of the Union address. His landmark 2010 health overhaul — whose fate is currently before the Supreme Court and whose repeal is the top priority for every GOP presidential candidate — got barely a passing mention.

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5:44am

Tue January 10, 2012
Health

Lawmakers To Tackle A Hodgepodge Of Healthcare-related Bills

State Sen. Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood), chair of the Senate Health and Human Services committee
Colorado Senate

Colorado lawmakers expect to consider numerous healthcare-related issues this session, from tougher “truth in advertising” requirements for medical providers to imposing more stringent standards for food sold in public schools.

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6:38am

Mon December 19, 2011
Health

Budget Slammed As Soaring Number Of Coloradans Need Medicaid

Tobias, JJ and Tommy Harris help their mom, Clara Harris, by doing dishes before dinner.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Five years of high unemployment have driven another 216,000 Coloradans into such dire straits that they qualify for Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor.

That jump – to a total of 608,000 people in major financial trouble – has cost Colorado’s budget an extra $1.4 billion since 2007. The continuing rise in the cost of Medicaid is the main reason the governor proposed cutting school funding again this year.

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1:37pm

Tue September 20, 2011
Health Care

Possible Cuts to Medicaid Could Hurt Thousands of Coloradans

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The non-profit, non-partisan health consumer group Families USA says thousands of Colorado residents could be impacted if deficit reduction plans include cuts to Medicaid.

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