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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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5:44am

Tue January 10, 2012
Health

Lawmakers To Tackle A Hodgepodge Of Healthcare-related Bills

State Sen. Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood), chair of the Senate Health and Human Services committee
Colorado Senate

Colorado lawmakers expect to consider numerous healthcare-related issues this session, from tougher “truth in advertising” requirements for medical providers to imposing more stringent standards for food sold in public schools.

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5:30am

Mon January 2, 2012
Health

Be Healthy, Win A Bonus From The Boss

Melissa Dunn quit smoking and lost 130 lbs. when her employer, Nelnet, offered her significant cash bonuses to become healthier.
Jose Guzman Denver Promo Studio for Colorado Public News

Lose a few pounds, pocket a few dollars.

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2:55pm

Sun December 25, 2011
Health

Overseas Surgery Mission Stays Home To Give

Mary Arnold got a free new hip in time for the holidays, courtesy of the mission group Operation Walk.
Denver Promo Studios

After traveling all over the world on missions to help people walk again, a Colorado surgical team stayed home this time to donate free hip and knee replacements to nine people in Colorado.

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6:38am

Mon December 19, 2011
Health

Budget Slammed As Soaring Number Of Coloradans Need Medicaid

Tobias, JJ and Tommy Harris help their mom, Clara Harris, by doing dishes before dinner.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Five years of high unemployment have driven another 216,000 Coloradans into such dire straits that they qualify for Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor.

That jump – to a total of 608,000 people in major financial trouble – has cost Colorado’s budget an extra $1.4 billion since 2007. The continuing rise in the cost of Medicaid is the main reason the governor proposed cutting school funding again this year.

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