Arapahoe House serves 5,000 patients per year. The decision to shutter the 42-year-old organization was approved by its board during a tearful meeting.
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About a third of those who obtain a prescription decide in the end not to use the drug, according to the group Compassion and Choices.
Colorado has notified parents that funding is still in question for CHIP and asked that recipients start exploring other insurance options.
The House and Senate are considering major changes to the Affordable Care Act and other health care-related tax credits.
If Congress doesn’t restore CHIP funding by the end of December, the state plans to issue another batch of letters.
Denver Harm Reduction Action Center is the state's largest needle exchange, taking in about 3,000 used syringes a day.
Colorado has began sending letters to CHIP enrollees advising them that they need to look at private insurance coverage options. Formal termination notices could go out in mid-December.
The proposed safe-injection facility is part of a six bill package to combat the growing opioid crisis in Colorado.
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Colorado attendees at a worldwide conference say the United States can still be a major player moving forward.
"More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes and alcohol, combined," the ads say.
The Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact is the nation’s only statewide initiative promoting healthier food and drinks in health care facilities.
It would allow vets with “other-than-honorable” discharges to receive mental health treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Investigators with the VA Office of Inspector General confirmed a whistleblower's claim that staff didn't use the department's official wait list system.
A lifetime of watching her mother battle opioid addiction led state Rep. Brittany Pettersen to sponsor a series of bills aimed at the problem.
Studies show some promising results for new opioid addiction approaches, but some insurers won’t pay for some alternative treatments.