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High Country, High Costs

Health care series, Part 5: Justifying care’s costs

April 6, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the fifth installment of a six-part series on health in the mountains. Hospital bills in the High Country are higher than in metro Denver — but that's inevitable anywhere there is a small population base, say hospital executives. The hospitals have

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Colorado health care series part 4: Experts warn to beware effects of dismantling Obamacare

April 5, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the fourth installment in a six-part series on health in the mountains. Sometimes Obamacare stories have happy endings, even in the mountain valleys of Colorado. And they are reminders of the potentially disastrous consequences of attempts to dismantle Obamacare, piecemeal or

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Colorado health care seris, part 3: Mountain health care costs decoded

April 4, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the third installment of a six-part series on health in the mountains. People in the mountain resort towns of Colorado are used to spending 10 percent or 15 percent more for gasoline, groceries and housing. But why 50 percent or 80

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High Country, High Costs, Part 2: Why health coverage can cost more than housing

April 2, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the second installment of a six-part series on health in the mountains. Garfield County resident Heather McGregor simply can't afford health insurance anymore, although she had it most of her life. Working part-time at a nonprofit, her cost this year would

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High Country, High Costs, Part 1: Active lives, few providers push up medical costs

April 1, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the first installment of a six part series on health in the mountains. No, Colorado mountain resident, it's not just your imagination. You still are paying some of the highest health care costs in the nation. Despite — or perhaps because

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