Depending on whom you ask, a fee hospitals pay is either the answer to some of the state's budget woes, or illegal government overreach.
Colorado’s economy is strong and revenues are rising. But due to a voter-approved limit on taxes, known as TABOR, the budget remains tight.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he's forced to propose cuts to higher education, among other things, because of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights
- The problem stems from a batch of letters sent to about 3,000 recipients of Medicaid and food and cash assistance programs that were accidentally mailed to the wrong households.Read more
- The State Auditor found the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing needs to improve oversight of the system that provides prescription drugs to Medicaid recipients.Read more
Exchange officials say it's best to underestimate the Medicaid payment in the budget while negotiations continue
- The hope is that patients will learn how to maintain their health and save the state tens of millions of dollars with preventive care.Read more
A rural county in Colorado’s high country saw one of the state’s biggest drops in the number of uninsured. That mirrors a solid decline statewide.