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Tim PetersMarch 19, 201811min452

Two bills have been introduced in this year’s state legislative session to promote reforms to medical facilities known as freestanding emergency departments (FSED) in Colorado. These proposals, proponents claim, would dramatically improve price transparency and ensure that patients have the information they need to understand what type of facility they are at and that the costs of receiving care at such a facility may be higher than other facilities.


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Kevin LundbergKevin LundbergJanuary 15, 20186min799

Last year I sponsored Senate Bill 17-065, which the governor signed into law in April. It requires hospitals, doctors offices and other medical clinics to publicly post their most common charges for medical services. It is not intended to be a burdensome requirement, as there is a limited number of services to be listed. The purpose is to give citizens a better idea of what medical procedures cost before they get the treatment or the bill, and to start that much-needed conversation concerning the cost of medical services between a doctor and their patient.


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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirNovember 16, 20174min481

On behalf of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, I want to share that the Colorado Nonprofit Association board of directors has officially stated its opposition to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (H.R. 1) now pending in Congress. Our board’s official statement can be found here: https://www.coloradononprofits.org/news/colorado-nonprofit-association-opposes-house-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/nov-13-2017


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Kelly SloanKelly SloanOctober 5, 20176min477

The failure of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill may have signaled the termination of the GOP’s anemic efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, at least in one fell partisan swoop (much like the ACA itself was introduced); but it didn’t, of course, terminate the problems generated by the enormous law it sought to partially dismantle. Nor did its demise solve the riddle of how to reconcile retention of Obamacare’s more popular elements – chiefly its treatment, however sloppily, of the pre-existing conditions question – with fiscally prudent reforms.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 8, 20174min370

Republican plans to overturn Obamacare might be on the ropes, but Democrats aren't letting up. Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez plans to join Gov. John Hickenlooper and House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, along with activists, on the steps of the Colorado Capitol for a rally Tuesday morning against attempts to "strip and sabotage health care from millions of Americans," organizers said.