Important Colorado Medicaid Doctors Information

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

Research roundup: ACA lawsuit primer; ACA strategies in 4 states; competitive plans for those eligible for Medicare ...

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the ACA, but that did not end attacks against the law. Since the decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, objecting parties have filed more than 100 cases in federal courts nationwide.

Viewpoints: Lower health spending is welcome news; media bias against health law success

The last few years have seen a puzzling and welcome new trend in health care spending: Instead of going up and up, increases have slowed way down.

What to Do When You Disagree With Your Doctor

Amber Taufen, a 33-year-old freelance writer and editor in Denver, Colorado, was surprised to learn at age 25 that she had high cholesterol. Taufen had gone to the doctor six weeks after her father died to get a prescription for the anti-depressant that her grief therapist recommended, and her blood work showed that her cholesterol was in the upper range of normal for her age. Taufen's doctor ...

After 5 years of debate, Kentucky gives nurse practitioners more power to prescribe

Starting July 15, nurse practitioners in Kentucky who have completed a four-year collaboration with a physician will be allowed to prescribe routine medications without a doctor’s involvement, a major shift...

Greeley man has spent 6 months at NCMC because he can’t find long-term care

Trisha Grossaint stands along side her son Kurtis Grossaint at the end of a corridor in the North Colorado Medical Center last month in Greeley.

First Edition: July 10, 2014

Today's headlines cover health policy headlines from the marketplace, the campaign trail and regarding the health law's implementation.

Wonkblog: Wonkbook: Washington’s legal marijuana policy experiment

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Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Medical Device Sales Representatives with Proof of Kickbacks to Physicians to ...

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging medical device sales representatives who can prove their employer is actively involved in paying off medical doctors as a way to get their business to call them at 866-714-6466 to learn more about whistleblower reward programs, including information regarding a recent million dollar million dollar plus whistleblower reward. http ...

Who will receive breakthrough hep-C drug?

Starting this month, Colorado’s Medicaid agency will cover a breakthrough hepatitis C drug on a case-by-case basis, while it decides who will qualify for the potentially life-saving drug, and who will not.


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