Ten Colorado hospitals across the state participated in a six-month pilot project to cut opioid use called the Colorado Opioid Safety Collaborative.
Colorado ranks 44th in the nation for per capita Medicaid spending, in a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact is the nation’s only statewide initiative promoting healthier food and drinks in health care facilities.
Eight patient care areas of the hospital showed cleanliness problems including dirty floors and kitchens.
"I'm just astounded, quite frankly, I'm absolutely astounded," Glenn Haggstrom told The Associated Press in a rare interview.
The sweeping measure touches nearly every aspect of state government spending — including health care, transportation, and taxes.
The rural sustainability bill still has a long way to go in a legislature where byzantine fights over finances have bedeviled compromise for years.
Of all the bills state lawmakers take up every year, the only one they must pass is the budget — and they have to balance it.
Out on Colorado's plains, the Lincoln Community Hospital is the lifeblood of the region — and the only care center in a 75-mile radius.
The ACA has helped keep many rural hospitals afloat. But new ideas for a replacement could have a big impact on rural care — in the very counties that elected Donald Trump.