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Community health centers in Colorado - which provide medical, dental and mental-health care regardless of a person's ability to pay - are helping reduce health-care costs. (Pixabay)

DENVER - President Trump's proposed budget includes cutting more than $800 billion from Medicaid, and some Colorado health officials are concerned the move could reverse progress made by a pilot program that has managed to improve health outcomes and cut costs. Ross Brooks, chief executive of Mount

Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, a loss of more than $415,000 over a 40-year career, according to the National Women's Law Center. (Getty Images)

DENVER – How many moms asked for equal pay for Mother's Day? Women are now the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with young children, and if they were paid the same as comparable male workers, 26 million children across the U.S. would benefit, according to new analysis by t

At age 33, Grand Junction worker Jonathan Kenworthy says January’s 99 cent minimum wage boost helps him better afford life's necessities. (David Cornwell)

DENVER – Last year, Coloradans voted to increase the state's minimum wage, up 99 cents to $9.30 an hour starting in January, and workers and businesses already are feeling the impact. Advocates are hopeful it will lead to improved health outcomes, and say a raise is long overdue as the cost

A strong majority of Colorado voters do not want to see cuts to programs such as food stamps and subsidized school meals. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- A broad majority of Colorado voters want stronger, smarter programs to eradicate hunger, according to a new poll commissioned by Hunger Free Colorado. More than half of people surveyed said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who prioritizes food-security programs. Benjamin

Opposition to the GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is growing, after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the legislation would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage. (Tom Hilton/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – The struggle over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act isn't over. Health groups oppose the Republicans’ replacement plan, which according to Congressional Budget Office estimates would cause 24 million people to lose coverage. And on Wednesday, a coalition, including s

Proposed cuts to Medicaid could impact nearly 130,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Colorado who rely on the program. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the GOP-led Congress struggles to make good on promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaders of Colorado's community health centers say new bills introduced this week could be devastating - especially for centers in rural parts of the state already operating on slim ma

Colorado's report card for delivering food stamps to struggling families is in, and there's good news but room for improvements. (Pixabay)

DENVER – More Colorado families who qualify for food stamps, the program known federally as SNAP, are getting assistance. That's according to new data compiled by Hunger Free Colorado. But, the state still ranks 45th nationally, and some 350,000 Coloradans are not getting help. Kathy Under

Coloradans are urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (U.S. Senate)

DENVER -- As Congress moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act, proponents of the health care law are taking their case to Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner's doorstep, literally. A coalition plans to gather outside the Republican senator's Denver and Greeley offices at noon on Tuesday. Adela Flores-Brenn

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