What do problems with the Affordable Care Act mean for consumers in Colorado? We hear from a Colorado expert on the federal health overhaul.
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Anxious mice calm down when they get an infusion of gut microbes from mellow mice. That has scientists wondering if gut microbes play a role in the human brain, too. Research on that is only just beginning. But it's intriguing to think there could be a real truth to the phrase "gut feelings."
As technical problems with the government's new health insurance marketplace slow the pace of sign-up, a variety of "fixes" have been proposed. But some of these would create their own challenges. In rough order from least to most disruptive, here are some of the ideas.
Government's top tech officials — including U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park — showed up on Capitol Hill to give a status report of the troubled HealthCare.gov system. As the administration unveils enrollment numbers, the tech officials outlined technology metrics of progress.
The first bite of a bitter fruit or nut can be shocking, even revolting. That's led scientists to think that bitter tastes evolved to help us avoid poisonous plants. But a new a genetic study in Africa challenges that notion.
For decades, knowing your cholesterol number was the first step in preventing heart disease and stroke. Heart specialists would shift away from specific cholesterol targets under new guidelines. A risk-based approach tailored to each patient would become the new norm.
The heat is on officials with Colorado's health exchange to make its website work better. Exchange officials are feeling pressure to explain why consumers have to fill out a detailed Medicaid eligibility form before signing up for private insurance online.
A small business owner and her husband expect to save big on health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Their monthly health insurance bill will drop by more than half once the policy they're buying on the Colorado health exchange takes effect.
New Colorado exchanges, established under the Affordable Care Act, are drawing many questions from potential customers.