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Public News Service - CO: Health Issues

Consumer advocates warn that tax breaks that primarily benefit corporations and the top one percent of earners could lead to cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. (Getty Images)

DENVER – As Republicans work to bridge divides between the House and Senate versions of their new tax legislation, consumer advocates are warning that the measure could have significant health consequences. By removing the Affordable Care Act's mandate for all people to buy health insurance,

Since 2013, nearly $2 billion worth of natural gas has been lost on public and tribal lands. (Getty Images)

DENVER – On Thursday, the Bureau of Land Management suspended a rule designed to limit the waste of natural gas on publicly-owned lands until January of 2019. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, delaying the rule could mean a loss of $330 million worth of natural gas or more, enough

HIV tests are free today at the Planned Parenthood health centers in Colorado Springs, Greeley and Salida, and at the Jefferson County Public Health clinic in Lakewood. (Pixabay)

BOULDER, Co. – Today is World AIDS Day, and people around the world are doubling down on prevention efforts, and remembering lives lost. More than 36 million people live with HIV worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But since the pandemic peaked in 2005, AI

Cities such as Pueblo are moving toward lower cost renewable energy sources to save residents money on their utility bills. (Pixabay)

PUEBLO, Colo. – As the Trump administration continues to roll back Obama-era policies designed to slow climate change, a new report from the Sierra Club shows how cities across the U.S., including four in Colorado, are taking steps to remove fossil fuels from their energy portfolios. Jodie V

Colorado's teen birth rate and number of abortions have dropped, and experts credit improved access to birth control. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

DENVER - Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act starts today, but women in Colorado and across the United States could find themselves paying a lot more out of pocket for birth control. President Donald Trump recently cleared the way for employers to remove contraceptive

The transportation sector is the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. (Getty Images)

DENVER - As the Trump administration takes steps to roll back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, a majority of Coloradans - including 59 percent of Trump voters - support making vehicles more fuel efficient, according to a new poll. Garrett Garner-Wells, director of Environment Co

Colorado families who earn too much for tax credits or subsidies could face a 33 percent increase in health-insurance premiums in 2018. (Getty Images)

DENVER - Consumer advocates warn that President Trump's decision to stop payments to health-insurance companies will hit middle-class families the hardest through increased premiums and could end up unraveling the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act for people who don't get insurance

Hospice care can help patients and families dealing with distressing physical and mental symptoms at the end of life. (Pixabay)

DENVER - More than 40 percent of Medicare patients received just 14 days or less of hospice care in 2015, according to new data. People facing terminal illnesses frequently turn to hospice care, a combination of medical experts, pain management and emotional and spiritual support tailored to each p

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