Health Reform

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

Colorado Republicans planning for overturn of health care law

Colorado Republicans planning for overturn of health care law

0 / March 12, 2012 8:52 AM

The prospect of the U.S. Supreme Court throwing out the new health care law after it hears the case this month has Colorado Republicans planning alternatives – and Democrats keeping silent

Lawmakers to tackle a hodgepodge of healthcare-related bills

Lawmakers to tackle a hodgepodge of healthcare-related bills

0 / January 10, 2012 10:38 PM

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

Federal budget fights cause frustration at hospitals

Federal budget fights cause frustration at hospitals

1 / December 12, 2011 7:00 AM

The fighting in Washington over potential cuts to Medicare has created worry and uncertainty at hospitals throughout Colorado, particularly in rural areas. Various possible reductions could reach a total of 22 percent of Medicare payments for dozens of the state’s smaller hospitals

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