The audit bill unanimously passed a Senate health committee on Wednesday. Another bill to review bonuses at the state healthcare exchange passed on party lines.
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As lawmakers get ready to debate Democratic bills aimed at aiding the poor, Republicans argue that growing the economy is the key to lifting more families out of poverty.
In response to the 2012 theater killings, Colorado added clinics, hotlines and mobile units to support early crisis prevention. At the heart of the initiative are 13 walk-in crisis centers.
The state exchange still has $23 million in federal grant money to pay for startup costs, said interim CEO of Connect for Health Colorado Gary Drews.
Marilyn Tavenner said she was stepping down in February. She joined the Obama administration in 2010 and oversaw the problematic rollout of President Obama's signature domestic program.
Federal workers can take an advance of up to six weeks of sick leave under a new policy unveiled Thursday. The White House is urging Congress to make paid sick leave mandatory.
The vaccine is only about 23 percent effective against the dominant flu strain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's because the strain mutated slightly.
Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.