Tag Archives: Care

New Medical Building Coming To Craig

Memorial Regional Health has received a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, which will help them build a new Medical Office Building in Craig. The new building Continue reading

Study Looks At Students’ Health And Issues

A representative for Communities that Care, a program administered by Northwest Colorado Health in Craig, presented the results from a study at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday, which looked at the health, and other areas of concern regarding Moffat County students. The study found areas for improvement, but also Continue reading

New Medical Clinic Coming To Dinosaur

The Moffat County Commissioners  approved a lease agreement for Memorial Regional Health at their meeting yesterday, which will allow the hospital to open a one day a week medical clinic in Dinosaur. The Dinosaur clinic will be located in the Moffat County Road Department shop building. According to Memorial Regional Health CEO Andy Daniels, the Continue reading

Deadline To Sign Up For Health Insurance Is Friday

Time is running out to sign up for Coverage through the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Open enrollment for coverage ends Friday. In some cases, if an Obama Care Continue reading

Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Available

Assistance is available for those who would like to, but have yet to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care. Open enrollment will run through January 12th, however, you must be enrolled for insurance by December 15th to Continue reading

Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists Continue reading

Enroll Now For Coverage Through Obama Care

Open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, or Obama Care, starts today and will run through January 12th. However, you must be enrolled for insurance by December 15th to avoid any gaps in coverage. In some cases, If Continue reading

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