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Opinion: Colorado HealthOP’s co-op approach already disrupting the market

By Julia Hutchins

Few industries have gone through as much change in the past decade as health care. Experts say many factors ranging from the cultural to the economic have driven up the cost of health care in the U.S. to the point that Americans face a collective $2.7 trillion annual health care bill. Perhaps not surprisingly, traditional for-profit insurance companies have responded over this same period by increasing rates or reducing coverage levels in an effort to appease shareholders.

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No health screenings at DIA — yet

By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon

As fears mount over the possible spread of Ebola in the U.S. and Europe, international travelers will continue to arrive in Denver every day without health screenings.

Travelers arriving at Customs and Border Protection at Denver International Airport see a single digital screen that warns of Ebola. It lists common symptoms of the deadly virus including fever, headache and diarrhea and encourages anyone who feels sick to seek medical help. But the onus is on travelers to see the cautionary sign and tell officials if they are feeling sick.

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Opinion: Colorado’s health exchange on track to meeting budget goals

By Bob Semro Connect for Health Colorado, our state’s health insurance exchange, had its first anniversary as a marketplace last week. That’s a milestone, but a more important milestone comes in 2015. That’s when the marketplace must be financially self-sufficient. Based on early projections, it looks like the marketplace is on its way to meeting…