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2 years 4 months ago

Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

DENVER (AP) - They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, and dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or their families. Many firefighters are now asking to buy...

3 years 1 month ago

Partisan deadlock stalls CO health effort

DENVER (AP) - Colorado will miss a Friday deadline to apply for $22 million in federal funds to set up an insurance marketplace because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to apply for the money. The Colorado Health Exchange is a virtual health insurance marketplace approved by lawmakers...

4 years 6 months ago

Good news from the Golden Arches

Colorado McDonald's restaurants will hire 1,000 people Tuesday. The fast food chain is accepting applications and conducting interviews at all of its restaurants in the state during a coordinated hiring event from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Both fulltime and part time positions are available. McDonald's employees who work...

4 years 7 months ago

Scam alert issued on new health care law

President Barack Obama's top health official says scam artists are taking advantage of the new insurance law to peddle phony policies. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday she's writing state officials about a proliferation of scams involving the new health care law, which Obama signed March 23....

4 years 8 months ago

Obama turns up the heat for health care overhaul

President Barack Obama is again using his weekly radio and Internet address to try to convince a skeptical public of the need for his health care overhaul plan. Facing a tough political environment, Obama also targeted Democratic lawmakers who are wavering. Republicans are repeating their call to start from scratch...

5 years 1 month ago

Colorado insurer changes mind on fat babies

A Colorado insurance company is changing its attitude about fat babies. Rocky Mountain Health Plans said Monday that it will no longer consider obesity a "pre-existing condition" barring coverage for hefty infants. The change comes after the insurer turned down a Grand Junction 4-month-old who weighs about 17 pounds. The...

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