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Provider fee, federal health care reform reviewed at capitol

Author: Marianne Goodland - January 21, 2011 - Updated: January 21, 2011

The hospital provider fee bill passed by the General Assembly two years ago has provided access to health care for 30,000 uninsured Coloradans, and reduced the financial burden on hospitals that cover the medically indigent. Despite that glowing report from the Colorado Hospital Association Tuesday, a former physician-turned-legislator wants to eliminate the provider fee because […]

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.