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?
Linda Conlin, 49, of Longmont, left, gets help from Ailsa Wonnacott, right, in dealing with hospital bills she can't pay because she is disabled. Wonnacott is head of the Association for Community Living in Boulder County.
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Colorado hospitals charge their highest prices to the poorest, uninsured patients. That practice is now likely to end by late summer.
Eight Colorado legislators from both major parties agreed on one thing at the Colorado Health Symposium Wednesday – health care is costing their constituents a fortune, and they do need to do something about it.