Tag Archives: Care

Health Care Group Questions Premium Increases

A Colorado health care advocacy group wants state regulators to limit proposed 2018 health insurance premium increases, saying the higher rates are not justified. Leaders of the Continue reading

MOCO Transportation, Health and Housing Issues

Moffat County United Way recently completed a community assessment which looked at factors that may be affecting those in the county living below the poverty line. The assessment showed that of the 6,000 plus workers in Moffat County, 70% drive to work alone, while 17% of the population carpools.  .7% use public transportation, .8% use a taxi to get to work and 7% walk or ride bikes. The assessment found the median commute time in Moffat County is around 20 minutes. Numbers show that between 2000 Continue reading

Wyoming Insurance Premiums May Go Up 50%

Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only company to provide insurance on Wyoming’s Obama Care insurance exchange, has announced that they will seek a nearly 50% premium increase next year. A Blue Cross Blue Shield representative said the request is partially due Continue reading

Gardner Questions VA Over Wait Times

Senator Cory Gardner sent a letter this week to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin asking for an explanation for the long wait times veterans are still experiencing at Colorado VA facilities. In the letter, Gardner says that The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 was implemented to fix long wait times for vets, but it Continue reading

Colorado Health Insurance Premiums To Increase

The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that those shopping for health insurance on the private market in Colorado next year, may pay an average of 27% more for their premiums. Health insurance providers requested the increase to help cover the Continue reading

Senator Enzi Recovering From Emergency Surgery

Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is recovering after he had to have emergency gallbladder surgery Sunday night.  Enzi, who has represented Wyoming in the Senate since 1997, was in Wyoming when the emergency occurred. According to a statement, the Senator felt a bit off over the weekend and when he Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Health’s Efforts Recognized

The Northwest Colorado Health offices in Craig and Steamboat were recognized recently for their work in reducing their patients’ high Continue reading

New Law To Make Health Care Costs Transparent

A bill, which takes significant steps to increase transparency when it comes to health care costs in Colorado, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper. The bill guarantees customers will receive more information about the cost of services before procedures are performed, which will help prevent Continue reading

GOP: To Improve Health Care Obamacare Must Go

Colorado GOP Congressman Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman and Ken Buck have release an op-ed, which argues that fixing our nations health care issues will require a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.  The article points out that with an average deductible of $6,000 for the cheapest individual plans, Obamacare has made Continue reading

Do You Need A Living Will?

what-is-a-living-willA free seminar will take place Wednesday in Meeker to talk about living wills, and the importance of discussing health care options. A living will, is a legal document that specifies what actions should or should not be taken in the event that a patient is unable to make the Continue reading

Child and Adult Care Food Program

HEALTH FOODThe Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is committed to improving the nutritional quality of meals served to children and adults in participating child care centers, family child care homes, at-risk afterschool programs, Head Start and outside-school-hours programs, adult day care centers and emergency and homeless shelters.   CACFP reimburses these care centers for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults using funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Follow this link for additional information about CACFP.

Colorado Health Care Infection Rates

Health-Care-300Infection rates in Colorado health care facilities are lower in some areas and higher in others when compared to national averages according to a report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The numbers show that infections rates were lower than the national average for colon surgeries, hip replacements, and Continue reading