Among the most promising things about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, in conjunction with a Republican-controlled Congress, was the long-awaited realization of the repeal of Obamacare — the expensive government takeover of health care that was President Obama’s signal “achievement” — which drove up health insurance premiums and deductibles, priced millions out […]
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A significant burden to patients — and to health care providers — is the common insurance-company practice of overriding a physician’s drug recommendation and requiring a patient to use, and fail on, a lower-cost drug before it will authorize use of the more expensive, physician-preferred, drug. Known as “step therapy” – or more commonly among […]
Here’s a whatever-happened-to update: If you remember Martha Ezzard from her time as a Colorado legislator, you should probably check out the story in the Denver Business Journal. A couple of decades ago, Ezzard and her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, moved to Georgia to run an Ezzard family farm. They turned it into a pretty […]
Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]
If Dan File’s Bible studies at the Colorado Capitol have one rule, it’s this: “We don’t discuss politics,” he says. It can be a tough rule to stick with, because nearly everyone else at the table lives and breathes politics, but File is nothing if not up to the task. “We try to keep that,” […]
The Capitol was crawling with Scouts last Wednesday as delegates from four local councils around Colorado convened along with parents and friends to present the 2016 Report to the State for the Boy Scouts of America.
The nation’s most generous grow-your-own marijuana laws came closer Monday to being curbed in Colorado, where the state House advanced a pair of bills aimed at cracking down on people who grow weed outside the commercial, taxed system. House Bill 17-1220 would set a statewide limit of 16 marijuana plants per house, down from a […]
Connecticut’s continuing fiscal woes, coupled with a new law that fully takes effect next year in neighboring Massachusetts, have prompted state lawmakers to take their most serious look yet at possibly legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults, and they are considering Colorado’s tax model as a possible blueprint.