Colorado Public News

Colorado Public News is created in partnership with Colorado Public Television 12,  Denver’s independent PBS station. It is led by editor Ann Imse. Others on the Colorado Public News team include:

  • Cara DeGette, managing editor
  • Noelle Leavitt, recruiting and social media director
  • Sonya Doctorian, video journalist
  • Drew Jaynes, webmaster and photographer
  • Journalists Bill Scanlon, Dennis Huspeni, Jody Berger, Sara Burnett, Jerd Smith, Michele Conklin, Andy Piper, Lauren Rickel, Raj Sharan, Amanda Turner
  • Robert D. Tonsing, publication designer and entrepreneur

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9:29am

Tue February 21, 2012
Health

Medicare Online: A Frustrating Way To Find A Doctor

The government's database for finding a doctor who takes Medicare is riddled with errors.
Robert. D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

On the surface, the government’s official Medicare website looks helpful if you’re looking for a doctor. 

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7:24am

Mon February 20, 2012
Health

Two-thirds Of Colorado Doctors Refuse Or Limit Basic Medicare Patients

Dr. Barry Martin of Metro Community Provider Network treats Medicare patient Thelma McCaskell. They are in the Potomac Street Health Clinic in Aurora.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

A survey of Colorado primary care doctors found most are reluctant to take a new patient on basic Medicare, the government health insurance for people 65 and over.

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7:58am

Sun February 5, 2012
Health

Vest-style Defib Jumpstarts The Heart

Larry and Sally Wagner credit the defibrillator vest with saving his life in October, after it detected his heart had stopped beating.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

For thousands of Coloradans at serious risk for a sudden heart attack, some doctors and patients say a high-tech vest that literally jumpstarts the heart can be the difference between life and death.

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4:47am

Mon January 30, 2012
Health

Drive To Insure Colorado Children Succeeding

Pediatric nurse practitioner Michele Hinneberg checkes out Mya Castillo, 5, who came in complaining of a sore throat and some ear pain.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

A campaign to provide health insurance to children is showing progress in Colorado, where two surveys show the number of uninsured kids is down to 8 to 10 percent.

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5:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
Health

State Has Backlog Of Air Pollution Permits For Oil & Gas

The brown cloud covering highly populated parts of the Front Range is the visible part of air pollution, but unseen ozone is most dangerous to health.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Colorado’s oil and gas boom combined with a cash-strapped state government has caused a backlog of 1,800 pending air pollution control permits for oil and gas equipment.

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