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Hospitals backing move to discount health care

After initial disagreement, patient advocates and hospitals in Colorado are in favor of a bill that would require hospitals to provide discounts to uninsured patients and to offer more transparency about how those patients can pay their bills. Continue Reading Hospitals backing move to discount health care

SET receives $244,000 from Primary Care Fund

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Set Family Medical Clinics received a $244,850 grant from the Primary Care Fund. SET received the grant based on its treatment of indigent patients. Last year, the clinic saw 4,053 medically indigent patients. Since more than 91,000 people in El Paso County do not have insurance, the grant will allow SET to provide basic medical… Continue Reading SET receives $244,000 from Primary Care Fund

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Hospitals that provide a substantial amount of uninsured and uncompensated care — and other safety net providers — could experience serious financial problems as a result of the health care reforms being debated by Congress. House Bill 3200 cuts payments for uninsured or uncompensated care by 50 percent starting during 2017. “There are about 150… Continue Reading Pain of health care cuts will be spread around industry

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