Under Obamacare, Colorado’s uninsured rate dropped significantly. But insurers have left the market, premiums have skyrocketed, and rural folks are in a big bind.
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About half of patients at Denver Health rely on Medicaid. The expansion of Medicaid also helps the hospital increase primary care and reduce ER visits.
University of Colorado pediatrician Eric Sigel identifies a major health concern for teens -- the availability of firearms in homes. Sigel has studied the problem in two Denver neighborhoods.
The two have found a plant-based compound that extends the lifespan of male mice. Now they want to figure out how to do the same with female mice. Eventually, they hope to help humans live healthier lives into old age.
The GAO found that commanders don't usually follow military policies that are meant to protect injured troops. Thousands of those injured soldiers who got kicked out likely can't get health care at the VA.
Changes to treatment of inmates and more money for school counseling are included in new laws.
The drug carfentanil, a synthetic opioid used as an elephant tranquilizer in China, recently surfaced in Colorado and has already led to at least two deaths in the state.
Denver's library is one of the first to carry Narcan, the brand name for Naloxone, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose.
Colorado was the first state to significantly loosen 1960s restrictions on legal abortions, six years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide.
The tool searches by zip code and lists “medical facilities that have adopted policies that are supportive of patient choice,” said Kat West of Compassion and Choices.
The rural sustainability bill still has a long way to go in a legislature where byzantine fights over finances have bedeviled compromise for years.
The former NFL linebacker says he no longer watches the sport, but adds others should make their own decisions.
In an area ravaged by the opioid crisis, Dr. Barbara Troy is the only doctor for miles who can prescribe a key drug for those in recovery.