Health Care


Thu June 28, 2012


Thu June 28, 2012

SCOTUS Decision Means 480,000 More Coloradans Insured

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

In Colorado, the decision to uphold the federal health care law is expected to mean nearly half a million uninsured Coloradans will gain coverage, beginning in January 2014.

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Mon June 25, 2012

There IS A Doctor In The House: House Calls Making A Comeback

Dr. Christopher Unrein is one of an estimated 100 doctors making patient house calls in Colorado. The revival of doctor house calls started on the East and West coasts and demand is growing.
Manuel Martinez Colorado Public News

The notion of a kindly doctor at your doorstep, black bag in hand and ready to treat your sore throat, seems as old-fashioned as a Model T. But for patients who are too sick or frail to make it to the doctor’s office, patient house calls are making a comeback in Colorado.

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Fri June 15, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Calif. Runs With Health Law Without Waiting On Supreme Court

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 4:25 pm

California lawmakers have been introducing legislation that would replicate key pieces of the federal law, including bills defining benefits and guaranteeing coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

Many states have done nothing to implement the health overhaul law, saying they'll wait to see how the Supreme Court rules.

Not California.

The country's most populous state got out in front first on implementing the law, and it hasn't slowed down in recent weeks as the rest of the country waits to hear from the high court.

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Fri June 15, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Insurers Wait For Verdict On Health Care Law And Their Bottom Line

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 4:25 pm

Demonstrators both for and against the health care law turned out on the steps of the Supreme Court on March 27, the second day of oral arguments before the court.
John Rose NPR

All eyes these days are trained on the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to rule sometime this month on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

But some people are waiting more anxiously for the court to rule than others. Among them are those with a major financial stake in whether the law goes forward or not and if so, in what form.

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