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Medical equipment prices to drop starting July 1

Medical equipment prices to drop starting July 1

2 / June 2, 2013 7:00 AM

Beginning July 1, Colorado patients will start saving hundreds and even thousands of dollars on medical equipment because, after a 10-year delay, Medicare is switching to competitive bidding in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas.

Heavy drinking dragging Colorado down

Heavy drinking dragging Colorado down

0 / April 21, 2013 7:00 AM

High alcohol consumption is dragging down health in many Colorado counties, from Denver to the mountains, according to the annual County Health Rankings produced by the nation’s largest public health foundation. In Colorado, Pitkin and Douglas counties ranked No. 1 [&hellip

Highway death toll rises as Colorado State Patrol enforcement drops

Highway death toll rises as Colorado State Patrol enforcement drops

0 / April 14, 2013 7:00 AM

The Colorado State Patrol reduced enforcement of highway safety in 2011 and 2012. During those years, traffic-related deaths on state highways spiked, reversing a dramatic 9-year decline in highway deaths. In January, the 42-year old chief of the state patrol was paid $90,000 to retire

UPDATE: Aguilar spikes universal healthcare bill

UPDATE: Aguilar spikes universal healthcare bill

0 / March 31, 2013 7:00 AM

State Sen. Irene Aguilar says she wants people to understand the United States spends more money on healthcare than any other industrialized country in the world. She had a proposal to eliminate waste from the system and provide health coverage to every resident who has lived here a year, but it failed to draw enough support.

Slain DOC director Tom Clements called a ‘breath of fresh air’

Slain DOC director Tom Clements called a ‘breath of fresh air’

0 / March 20, 2013 2:11 PM

Tom Clements, who was shot and killed at his home this week, was a rare prison chief. He was committed to reforms for mentally ill prisoners and those in solitary confinement. Last month Colorado Public News conducted a wide-ranging interview of the director of the Colorado Department of Corrections of two years. It’s one of his last media interviews

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