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10 months 4 weeks ago

Obama to Address Health Care Glitches

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an address at the White House Rose Garden, to address problems with the health care law's rollout. Since the Affordable Care Act launched a few weeks ago, the new government website, www.healthcare.gov , has been plagued with glitches and problems as people try...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Call center will answer questions on health care

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington residents will be able to start the process of buying insurance through the state's health exchange next month, but many likely still have a few questions about their insurance options. A Spokane-based toll-free customer support line will start taking calls at 1-855-923-4633 starting at 7:30...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Disaster ready child-care

DENVER (AP) - Colorado State University is leading a study on whether child-care centers in the state are prepared for disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it is funding the two-year study with a $30,000 grant. FEMA says it's the first of its kind in the nation. Lori...

4 years 1 month ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

4 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson opening 2 child development centers

Fort Carson is officially opening two new child development centers that can care for more than 350 children. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for today. The post's deputy commander, Brig. Gen. James Pasquarette, and the garrison commander, Col. Robert F. McLaughlin, will attend. The centers cost a total...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado to offer coverage to uninsured

Coloradans who have been denied health insurance because they have pre-existing conditions will be able to take advantage of a new state insurance plan. Temporary coverage will become available starting Tuesday. It will be phased out in 2014 when federal health care legislation will begin barring insurance companies from rejecting...

4 years 2 months ago

Salons chapped by tanning tax

A tax on tanning goes into effect Thursday, July 1. Indoor tanners, who spend from $5 to $30 per session to get that bronze look, will now have to chip in another 10 percent to pay for health care. "These are not people who can afford an extra...

4 years 3 months ago

ACS to hire 150 in Colorado Springs

Affiliated Computer Services, A Xerox Company, is adding 150 new positions at its Colorado Springs customer care center. Positions are customer care agents, managers, supervisors and trainers and are needed to accommodate new business. ACS is looking for a variety of skill sets including bilingual employees, those able to...

4 years 5 months ago

New health care agency open in Pueblo

Here's what I'm working on today. Total Longterm Care is now open in Pueblo. The agency helps elderly people who need long term health care. What's unique about them, is that they offer home health care care and transportation services, giving seniors an alternative to living in nursing homes. ...

4 years 5 months ago

How will health care reform impact hospitals?

Today I'm working on a story about how the new federal health care legislation will impact hospitals. In 2014, a mandate will kick in, requiring every American be insured. Right now, hospitals spend millions of dollars a year treating people who don't have insurance. For example, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center...

4 years 6 months ago

Health Care Summit update

A consensus on how to rein in spiraling health care costs seems to be emerging at President Barack Obama's health care summit. Obama agreed with assertions by Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that such waste and abuse now account for up to a third of the cost of entitlement...

4 years 7 months ago

Clipping coupons to help those in need

A group of women in Pueblo is clipping coupons to help those in need. Every Tuesday the women volunteer at the Senior Resource Development Agency and clip coupons for three hours. They give the coupons to seniors at SRDA. In addition, people with a low income can get them at...

4 years 7 months ago

Democrats to begin discussing smaller health bill

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are conceding that they may have to accept a less ambitious health overhaul. That's after a Republican won Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts, ending the Democratic caucus' 60-vote majority. Officials say a more modest health care bill could focus on curbing insurance...

4 years 8 months ago

"Care Day:" Free Dental Care

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Governor Ritter has proclaimed December 24th "Care Day." It is part of a commitment to expand dental care in Colorado. You can go to any Comfort Dental office in Colorado Springs, Monument or Pueblo to receive free dental care from 7:30 a.m...

4 years 9 months ago

Americans divided on health care reform

Opponents of President Obama's health care reform bill protested across the nation Tuesday, including in Southern Colorado. Rallies were held in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo. About 50 people showed up to each one. The events were called "Code Red" rallies. They were a grassroots movement to make one final...

4 years 11 months ago

Obama-backed health bill gains ground

Health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama has all but cleared a major hurdle in the Senate. Democratic liberals and moderates on the Senate Finance Committee closed ranks early this morning behind the most sweeping set of changes in a half-century. Obama is hailing the development as a milestone,...

5 years 4 days ago

Health insurance premiums rose modestly in 2009

Researchers say the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance is rising modestly again this year but bigger increases may lie over the horizon. The average annual premium for employer-sponsored family health coverage rose 5 percent in 2009 to more than $13,000, mirroring last year's increase. Single coverage costs were nearly $5,000...

5 years 5 days ago

Doctors campaign in Denver for reform

A coalition of doctors from Oregon is campaign for a single-payer health care system at the Colorado state Capitol. The doctors are holding a rally Monday to express their indignation over the lack of universal health care. The doctors are being joined by local supporters, including state lawmakers and Colorado...

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