The latest update to the disaster order came on March 7, with an additional note that the state’s General Assembly is working on legislation to codify parts of the executive order that keep the state eligible for federal funding.
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Eli Lilly Slashed Insulin Prices. This Starts a Race to the Bottom | Opinion
When drugmaker Eli Lilly announced Wednesday it will slash the list price for some of its insulin products the news raised questions about what will happen to other efforts to provide low-cost insulin.
AARP Colorado Seeking Projects to Help Improve Communities
AARP Colorado is putting out the call for creative projects to help improve communities, by creating new public transportation and housing options, and increasing diversity, inclusion and civic
From Formula to Medications and Child Care, Parents Are Being Crushed Under a Wave of Shortages
Last summer, when her daughter was still drinking formula, Brittani Roberts often drove from store to store trying to find enough to feed her.
Colorado Bill Would Add Translation Requirements for Insurance Documents
A freshman in the Colorado House of Representatives wants to make it easier for non-English speakers to access and understand insurance documents, drawing from her years of experience as a translator and interpreter.
Behavioral Telehealth Loses Momentum Without a Regulatory Boost
Given the scarcity of qualified doctors to treat some of the behavioral health conditions associated with these drugs, like opioid use disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, doctors’ new ability to prescribe online or, in some cases, by telephone is a huge change.
Squeezed by Temp Nurse Costs, Hospital Systems Create Their Own Staffing Agencies
An increasing number of hospital systems like Allegheny Health Network have created in-house staffing teams to cope with the pandemic-fueled nursing shortage — and try to beat private temp staffing agencies at their own game.
Rural Colorado Tries to Fill Health Worker Gaps with Apprenticeships
During her 12-hour overnight shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents at BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many of them have dementia, and some can’t get out of bed on their own. Only a few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her.
Thousands of Veterans Deluge VA With Claims for Toxic Exposure Benefits, Health Care
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is processing claims at the fastest rate in its history, hoping to avoid a significant backlog as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care and benefits under the landmark toxic exposure law Congress passed earlier this year.
Medical Debt is Crushing Hardworking American Families | Opinion
We are in the midst of a national crisis affecting the lives of more than 100 million Americans, including many Coloradans. This crisis is worsening racial disparities in health and wealth.