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10-16-2013 Implementing Health Reform: The State Of The Exchanges, Income Verification, And More National
10-16-2013 Report: 5.2 Million Adults Will Fall Into ACA Coverage Gap Next Year National
10-16-2013 NextCare Continues Growth with New Urgent Care Locations Arizona
10-16-2013 Health Exchange Trade-Off: Lower Premiums, Narrower Networks Colorado
10-16-2013 Rocky Opening Leaves Health Law’s New Co-Ops Jittery National
10-16-2013 Solterra Takes Over Capri, Adds Subacute Division Arizona
10-16-2013 Dignity Health, Optum Launch Joint Venture to Simplify Patient Billing Arizona
10-09-2013 Arizona No. 1 for Qualified Health Plans on New Exchange Arizona
10-09-2013 Insurance Industry Says Health Care Website is Fixable National
10-09-2013 H&R Block Goes for Health Care in Arizona Arizona
10-09-2013 Young and Not So Invincible National
10-09-2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chicanos Por La Causa Team on ACA Education Arizona
10-09-2013 Inability to Browse Health Plans Without First Creating Accounts Seen as Adding to Online Woes National
10-02-2013 Jan Brewer Asks Court to Dismiss Challenge to Medicaid Law Arizona
10-02-2013 State Probes Claims of Health-Policy Rate Threats Colorado
10-02-2013 On Day 2, Federal Insurance Marketplace Offers Mixed Bag Of Problems, But Also Successes National
10-02-2013 Banner Fort Collins Hospital is $86 Million Investment Colorado
10-02-2013 Opening Day Glitches Crop Up for Arizona Marketplace, Obamacare Reforms Arizona
10-02-2013 Connect for Health Colorado Sees 79K Visitors in First Day Colorado
10-02-2013 HHS Releases List Of Premium Rates For 36 States National
10-02-2013 Colorado's New Obamacare Exchange Web Site Experiences High Volume Colorado
09-25-2013 Banner Health Reorganizes Leadership Team Colorado
09-25-2013 Centura Health, Colorado Choice Affiliate Colorado
09-25-2013 Hospice of the Valley Laying Off 100 as Business Slows Arizona
09-25-2013 An Early Look at Premium Prices for the Arizona Health Care Marketplace Arizona
09-25-2013 Colorado Gets $3.5M to Increase Scrutiny of Proposed Insurance Rate Hikes Colorado
09-25-2013 Gilbert Residents Not Pleased About Proposed Mental Hospital Arizona
09-25-2013 Average Obamacare Premiums Will Be Lower Than Projected National
09-25-2013 37 NoCo Physicians Recognized for "Patient Centered" Approach Colorado
09-25-2013 Local CEO: Excise Tax Hampers Innovation Colorado
09-25-2013 Legitimacy of Colorado Medical Firm in Question; Disgraced Counselor Edwin Shockney Still Practicing Colorado
09-16-2013 DaVita Joins with Arizona Managed-Care Group Arizona
09-16-2013 States Balk At Terminating Medicaid Contracts Even When There’s Fraud Or Poor Patient Care National
09-16-2013 CORE Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Others Create Orthopedic Physician Hospital Organization Arizona
09-16-2013 Catholic Health Initiatives Plans Major Changes to Its Houston Hospital System Colorado
09-16-2013 Udall: VA hospital in Grand Junction Underutilized Colorado
09-16-2013 The Overlooked Obamacare Sales Force: Hospitals National
09-16-2013 The Attack on Self-Insurance National
09-16-2013 Goldwater Institute Sues Over Arizona Medicaid Law Arizona
09-09-2013 New Fort Collins Hospital to Deepen Northern Colorado Competition Colorado
09-09-2013 MinuteClinic Expanding into More Phoenix-Area CVS Stores Arizona
09-09-2013 Colorado Exchange Watchdog Likes What It Sees Colorado
09-09-2013 Time Warner Joins IBM in Moving Retirees to Private Health Insurance Exchanges to Cut Costs National
09-09-2013 Banner Adds Outpatient Surgery Capacity with 2 Buys Arizona
09-09-2013 Kaiser Permanente Surpasses 10,000 Members in NoCo Colorado
09-09-2013 Colorado Hospitals' Cost Gulf Examined in Study Colorado
09-09-2013 TriWest Healthcare Alliance Wins $4.3 Billion VA Deal, Plans to Hire Hundreds in Phoenix Arizona
09-03-2013 Healthcare Trust of America Buys Texas Medical Center for $28M Arizona
09-03-2013 Census: Almost 1 in 5 Arizonans Lacked Health Insurance in 2011 Arizona
09-03-2013 Colorado Springs, US Businesses Trying to Adapt to Obamacare Colorado
09-03-2013 FAQ: How Will The Individual Mandate Work? National
09-03-2013 With Change Coming, Aetna Targets Employers National
09-03-2013 CO-OPs Worried About Established Players National
09-03-2013 Administration Releases New Rules To Implement Health Law’s Individual Mandate National
08-27-2013 Colorado’s Insurance Commissioner Braces For Bumps In The Road Colorado
08-27-2013 Medicaid Foes Say Arizona Petition Drive is 'On Track' Arizona
08-27-2013 4 Coloradans on List of Most Influential in Health Care Colorado
08-27-2013 Congress Demands VA Inspector Investigate Aurora Hospital Delays Colorado
08-27-2013 Modern Healthcare Names Jan Brewer Among 100 Most Influential Arizona
08-27-2013 Rep. Doug Lamborn Signs onto Letter Urging Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Colorado
08-27-2013 Concerns Grow That Latinos Aren't Up to Speed With Obamacare Arizona
08-27-2013 Stacey, Schroffel Resign from UCHealth Leadership Colorado
08-27-2013 UnitedHealth Group to Hire 500 to Man New Phoenix Call Center Arizona
08-22-2013 Kaiser Permanente Opens Colorado IT Center; Hundreds to be Hired Colorado
08-22-2013 Colorado Hospital Readmissions Projects Records Impressive Gains Colorado
08-22-2013 Health Execs 'Scramble' Under New Rules Colorado
08-22-2013 Appeals Court: Arizona Can’t Strip Medicaid Funds from Abortion Providers Arizona
08-22-2013 Great Recession Not the Culprit in Medicare Spending Slowdown: CBO National
08-22-2013 SAMC Hot Topic at City Council Meeting Arizona
08-22-2013 St. Mary's and TMC to Share $6.4 Million Arizona
08-22-2013 Colorado Exchange Releases Health Insurance Rates Colorado
08-22-2013 Gov. Hickenlooper Taps Larry Wolk as State’s New Health and Environment Director Colorado
08-22-2013 UPS Won’t Insure Spouses Of Some Employees National
08-20-2013 NASE Guide Designed to Help Arizona Small Businesses with Looming Obamacare Arizona
08-20-2013 Four Arizona Groups Selected for Obamacare Navigation Arizona
08-20-2013 UnitedHealthcare First to Offer Online Bill Payment Colorado
08-20-2013 Colorado Approves 541 New Health Plans Colorado
08-20-2013 State Revamps Health Facilities Rules Arizona
08-20-2013 New Online Markets For Small Businesses May Offer Some Workers Greater Choices National
08-20-2013 What Rate Shock? Colorado Small-Biz Health Insurance Not Rising Through the Roof Colorado
08-15-2013 SAMC Hospital District Meeting a Disappointment Arizona
08-15-2013 Private HIX Pose Challenge to Public Health Insurance Exchanges National
08-15-2013 Early PPACA Costs Fall Hardest on Small Business National
08-13-2013 Introducing the 2013 Health Care Heroes Finalists Arizona
08-13-2013 A Limit on Consumer Costs Is Delayed in Health Care Law National
08-13-2013 Consumer Reports: Summit Medical Center Ranks Last in Colorado for Surgery Colorado
08-13-2013 Trauma-Center Projects Abound Arizona
08-13-2013 University of Arizona Graduates First Phoenix Nursing Students Arizona
08-13-2013 Latest Obamacare Delay Gives Republicans Another Talking Point National
08-13-2013 WA State Rejection of 5 Companies’ Health Plans Draws Criticism Washington
08-13-2013 IT Threatens Exchange Enrollment National
08-08-2013 'Shared Decision Making' Includes Patients, Wins Provider Approval in Pilot Colorado
08-08-2013 Business Owners Seek Health Care Answers at Seminar Arizona
08-08-2013 Expert: Health Care Needs a New Story Colorado
08-08-2013 St. Luke’s First to Enroll Patients in Kidney Trial Arizona
08-08-2013 ObamaCare ‘Death Panel’ Faces Growing Opposition from Democrats National
08-08-2013 Obamacare Data Hub Test Lags Behind Schedule, Report Says National
08-08-2013 Self-Insurance: A Threat to Obamacare? National
08-06-2013 Health Care System’s New CEO to Start in September Arizona
08-06-2013 Tucson Hospitals Back Short-Term Tax to Leverage Matching Federal Funds Arizona
08-06-2013 Centura Health Affiliates with Leadville Hospital Colorado
08-06-2013 Rural/Metro Bankruptcy Indicative of Tough Business Conditions in Health Care Sector Arizona
08-06-2013 Personal 'Obamacare' Accounts Debut National
08-06-2013 Colorado Presses for Uninsured to Enroll Colorado
08-06-2013 VVMC Touts Healthgrades Accolades Arizona
08-01-2013 Colorado Hospital Readmissions Initiative Showing Results Colorado
08-01-2013 Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs Pursues Level 1 Trauma Center Designation Colorado
08-01-2013 Peck: Non-Profit Hospitals Can't Have it Both Ways Colorado
08-01-2013 Hospital Earns Level II Trauma Designation Colorado
08-01-2013 Chandler Regional Trauma Center Delayed ‘To Do it Right’ Arizona
08-01-2013 Department of Health Care Policy Meets with Officials Colorado
08-01-2013 Banner Health Center to Open in Fort Collins Sept. 9 Colorado
08-01-2013 Medicis Headquarters Moving to New Jersey Arizona
07-30-2013 Community Health Plans $3.9B Acquisition National
07-30-2013 CEO of HealthOne Parent HCA to Step Down Colorado
07-30-2013 Colorado For-Profit ERs Next to Starbucks: Convenience and Controversy Colorado
07-30-2013 Health Law Alone Won’t Reverse Inequities Colorado
07-30-2013 5 Colorado Business Groups Raise Concerns Over Health Exchange Board Makeup Colorado
07-30-2013 Scottsdale Healthcare Gets Aptitude for Online Buying Arizona
07-30-2013 PPACA Navigators to Earn $20-$48 an Hour National
07-25-2013 Health Insurance Companies Putting Plans on Obamacare's Health Insurance Marketplace Arizona
07-25-2013 Colorado's Rural Health Services Bleeding Money in New, Old Ways Colorado
07-25-2013 Health Care Program Provided $639K in Incentives to Providers Colorado
07-25-2013 WellPoint Sees Small Employers Dropping Health Coverage National
07-25-2013 Arizona’s Only Health Insurance CO-OP Launches Arizona
07-25-2013 IOM Finds Differences In Regional Health Spending Are Linked To Post-Hospital Care And Provider Prices National
07-23-2013 UnitedHealthcare of Arizona Won't Participate in Obamacare Health Care Exchange Arizona
07-23-2013 Federal Health Official Named Colorado Insurance Commissioner Colorado
07-23-2013 Builder of Colorado's VA Hospital Says Cost Exceeds $1 Billion Colorado
07-23-2013 All of Colorado's Large Hospitals Now Participating in Health Information Exchange Colorado
07-23-2013 How Could VA Miss so Badly on Aurora Hospital? Colorado
07-23-2013 Tucson Medical Center Joins Wellness - Not Sickness - Business Arizona
07-23-2013 Supporters Protest Funding Freeze While Officials Prepare Las Cruces Agency for Transition Arizona
07-18-2013 Denver Health to Cut 300 Jobs to Reduce Personnel Costs by $18 Million Colorado
07-18-2013 Banner Saved $13 Million with New ACO, but Not all See Savings Arizona
07-18-2013 Denver Physician Group Drops Out of Medicare Cost-Cutting Program Colorado
07-18-2013 Anthem Bringing 300 New Jobs to Denver Colorado
07-18-2013 Phoenix, Schools, Health Care Companies Launch Health Care Sector Partnership Arizona
07-18-2013 National Jewish Health Officials Discuss Lowered U.S. News Ranking Colorado
07-18-2013 House Votes to Delay Two Requirements of the Health Care Overhaul National
07-18-2013 Few Medicaid Docs Have Seen 2013 Pay Raise National
07-16-2013 13 Phoenix-Area Hospitals Ranked as Best by U.S. News & World Report Arizona
07-16-2013 University of Colorado Tops Hospital Rankings, Despite National Jewish Slip Colorado
07-16-2013 Colorado Access Wins Big Contract for Navigating Health Care Colorado
07-16-2013 Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies Ranked Among Best Hospitals in Colorado Colorado
07-16-2013 Arizona Medicaid Expansion Backers Fight in Political Trenches Against Repeal Measure Arizona
07-16-2013 Health Care Providers Having Trouble with TriCare Referrals Colorado
07-16-2013 Banner Health Network Delivers Quality Care at a Lower Cost in the Medicare Pioneer Model's First Year Published: July 16, 2013 Arizona
07-16-2013 Hospital Chefs Step Up Dining Options to Boost Patient Satisfaction Colorado
07-16-2013 Cigna and Tucson-Area Doctors Join in Collaborative Accountable Care Effort Arizona
07-11-2013 Colorado gets $119M in Grants for Health Care Reform Programs Colorado
07-11-2013 UnitedHealthcare Sees Doubling of Accountable Care Business National
07-11-2013 In Addition To Premium Credits, Health Law Offers Some Consumers Help Paying Deductibles And Co-Pays National
07-11-2013 Bayless Expands its Pediatric Base Arizona
07-11-2013 Colorado Nonprofit Will Tackle Hospital Readmissions Colorado
07-11-2013 Strategies: Obamacare Offers Choices to Small Businesses Colorado
07-11-2013 Health Insurance Marketplaces Will Not Be Required to Verify Consumer Claims National
07-11-2013 Obama’s Health Law Will be Judged on 3 Questions National
07-08-2013 Moody's: AZ Medicaid Expansion Will Benefit Hospitals Arizona
07-08-2013 SAMC to Develop Hospital District Arizona
07-08-2013 Insurance Executives on Colorado's Health-Exchange Board are Replaced Colorado
07-07-2013 Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs Adds Specialized Neurosurgery Colorado
07-07-2013 Colorado Strong in Self-Insured Plan Rankings Colorado
07-07-2013 Is This the End of Health Insurers? National
07-07-2013 Business Groups, Consumer Advocates, Politicians, Policy Makers React To Mandate Decision National
07-07-2013 AMA To Do ‘Whatever We Can’ To Help Carry Out Health Law National
07-02-2013 Obamacare Employer Mandate Pushed Back a Year to 2015 National
07-02-2013 CoverColorado's Closure to Impact 1,700 Area Residents Colorado
07-02-2013 Accounting Woes Hurt Medicare's Tries to Get Lost Money National
07-02-2013 Big Medicaid Gap Looms in Obama Health Care Law National
07-02-2013 Colorado's New VA Hospital Will be Late and Pricier than Planned Colorado
07-02-2013 Phoenix Biomedical Corridor Near Mayo could Take Years to Develop Arizona
07-02-2013 Insurers Line Up Choices Under ACA Colorado
07-02-2013 Prognosis for Medical Non-Profits Mixed Arizona
07-02-2013 Denver Health's Losses Are Buoyed by Its Own Insurance Profits Colorado
07-02-2013 Insight Opens Health Center on Corporate Campus Arizona
06-27-2013 Mesa Teams with Humana to Offer Small Business Health Plans Arizona
06-27-2013 Exchange Bracing to Slash $9 Million Colorado
06-27-2013 Promise of Price Cut on Hospital Bills is in Limbo, but Colorado Fares Better Colorado
06-27-2013 Arizona May Face Doctor Shortage Due to Affordable Care Act Arizona
06-27-2013 Medicare Enhances Doctor-Rating Website National
06-27-2013 Healthcare Law's Renewal Loophole Divides Health Insurers California
06-27-2013 Exemption from Health Law’s Individual Mandate Broadened for Native Americans National
06-27-2013 Vanguard Deal Would Bolster Tenet in Key Markets Arizona
06-24-2013 Tenet Healthcare Buying Vanguard Health Systems for $1.8 Billion Arizona
06-24-2013 Denver Health Sinks Into Red Again, Cites Cases Others Avoid Colorado
06-24-2013 Exempla Receives Women's-Health Award Colorado
06-24-2013 Economy, Lower Reimbursements Lead to Hospital Layoffs Arizona
06-24-2013 Carondelet Lays Off 40 at Tucson Corporate Office Arizona
06-24-2013 Medicaid Supporters Have Plenty of Arrows to Shoot at Conservative Repeal Effort Arizona
06-24-2013 Blue Cross-Blue Shield Bets Big On Obamacare Exchanges National
06-24-2013 Home-Visit Program Aims to Cut Cost of Health Care Arizona
06-24-2013 Colorado Insurance Commissioner Jim Riesberg Resigns Colorado
06-20-2013 Arizona Republicans Trying to Repeal Just-Passed Medicaid Expansion Arizona
06-20-2013 Scottsdale Health Partners, Cigna Team on Accountable Care Initiative Arizona
06-20-2013 Colorado’s Obamacare Exchange Rates Stack Up OK with Other States, Analysis Shows Colorado
06-20-2013 Opinion: Protecting Colorado Health Data While Making Costs Transparent Colorado
06-20-2013 GAO Report Points To Challenges In Setting Up Federal Health Insurance Marketplaces National
06-20-2013 Lone Tree Providers Cite Benefits, Challenges of Coming Changes Colorado
06-20-2013 Supreme Court Lets Regulators Sue Over Generic Drug Deals National

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