Colorado Public News


Mon June 18, 2012
Affordable Care Act

Study: ‘Death Panel’ Myth Persists, One-third Of Americans Still Believe False Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. The justices are expected to rule on the Affordable Health Care Act this month.
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Wed June 6, 2012

Many Colorado Hospitals Miss Top Grade For Patient Safety [Updated]

Donna Marshall, Executive Director of the Colorado Business Group on Health.
Colorado Business Group on Health

Prompted by 180,000 unnecessary deaths per year in U.S. hospitals, a new listing of hospital safety scores finds most of the 33 rated in Colorado don’t make the top grade.

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Mon May 28, 2012

Senator Irene Aguilar: Rx For Politics

Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Last year, state Sen. Irene Aguilar got to know her fellow lawmakers up close. She checked their blood pressures. Then she cautioned them about the dangers of hypertension. After all, what group of professionals has the potential for higher blood pressure than politicians at the capitol?

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Mon May 21, 2012

Patients Go Bankrupt As Medical Costs Soar

Kimberly Fague filed for bankruptcy after an illness took its toll. The Colorado woman racked up $15,000 in costs that her government health insurance didn’t cover.
Carol McKinley Colorado Public News

In 2008, Kimberly Fague was diagnosed with organ failure. Plagued by nausea, she lost a third of her body weight. She suffered from confusion and constant fatigue. Her liver and surrounding organs swelled to the point that she developed a hernia.

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Mon May 7, 2012

Poorest & Uninsured Patients To See Price Break As Hickenlooper Signs Assistance Bill

Governor Hickenlooper signing SB-16, photo taken on March 29, 2011
Colorado Senate GOP Flickr - Creative Commons