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First Edition: July, 21, 2014

Today's headlines include a story about an effort by regulators to widen insurer networks, as well as a range of other health policy developments.

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.

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.

Could Your Hospital Make You Sick?

Victoria Nahum thought 2006 had just been a really bad year. After years of suffering symptoms including fatigue, sore muscles and rashes, Nahum's doctors identified the source of her malaise: Her left breast implant was coated in slime that was the result of a staph infection on the implant from when it had been placed six years earlier in Macon, Georgia. Six months later, Nahum's son Josh ...

Sunrise Community Health reaching out to uninsured, recently qualified Medicaid patients

With more people becoming insured under Colorado’s expansion of Medicaid requirements, Sunrise Community Health and other community health centers in the state want to make sure those newly qualified patients know where they can turn for primary care.


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