So-called "balance billing" or "surprise bills" often happens when a patient goes to an in-network facility but is treated by an out-of-network provider.
Health Care Reform
All told, Democrats gained seats in 62 of the 99 state legislative chambers, according to data provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats also added seven new governorships.
In 2019, the average premium will increase by just 5.6 percent, a dramatic difference from last year's average 30 percent increase.
Former House Majority Leader Amy Stephens sponsored the bill that created Colorado's health exchange.
As Republican health care proposals appear dead, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet says he hears frequent complaints about the current law, and has ideas to fix it.
About half of patients at Denver Health rely on Medicaid. The expansion of Medicaid also helps the hospital increase primary care and reduce ER visits.