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A new health insurance plan to cover people with pre-existing conditions is now available in Colorado.
Gov. Bill Ritter plans to announce the details of the plan Tuesday, the first day that customers will be accepted. It's a result of health care reform passed by Congress this year and... more »
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... more »
A new study finds that millions of seniors signed up for popular Medicare Advantage insurance plans don't often get the best quality.
The study being released Thursday by the consulting firm Avalere Health looked at how the health plans score on a government rating system designed for consumers. The... more »
Gov. Bill Ritter is announcing his plans to implement national health care reform in Colorado. Ritter plans to sign four bills Tuesday that he says will advance the state's ongoing initiatives to contain health care costs, improve quality and make care and coverage more available. He will be joined by... more »
I just got back from the field. Here's what I found out. The new health care legislation could save hospitals tens of millions of dollars. In 2014, a mandate will kick in, requiring every American be insured. Right now the major hospitals in Southern Colorado treat patients, even if they... more »
Brian Williams will anchor NBC Nightly News from Haiti tonight, with in-depth coverage of the 7.0 earthquake and its aftermath . NBC Nightly News will appear at its regular time on KOAA-TV - 5:30 p.m.
In addition, a half hour of extended coverage will air in place of "Extra!"... more »
With annual "open enrollment" season approaching for choosing health care options, get ready to pay more. No matter what happens with national health care reform, employers already are shifting part of the rising cost of care to employees.
For decades, most company-sponsored health plans gave employees relatively little financial... more »