Colorado becomes the first state to ban so-called abortion pill reversals

BY: - May 9, 2023

This story originally appeared at KFF Health News. In Glenwood Springs, Colorado, registered nurse Katie Laven answers calls from people who’ve started the two-pill medication abortion regimen and want to stop the process. “They are just in turmoil,” said Laven, who works at the Abortion Pill Rescue Network and answers some of the roughly 150 […]

Anti-abortion centers and abortion access among top concerns Rep. Caraveo hears at roundtable

BY: - May 4, 2023

First-term U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo held a roundtable discussion where she heard concerns and ideas from stakeholders advocating greater access to reproductive health care in her district Wednesday.  In a conference room at the YMCA in Johnstown, a small town southeast of Loveland, Caraveo, a Thornton Democrat, heard about the biggest challenges reproductive health advocates […]

Colorado lawmakers approve bill to address ‘crisis’ in home care staffing

BY: - May 3, 2023

Colorado lawmakers this week passed legislation that advocates say is the first step towards addressing critical staffing shortages in a home health care industry that an increasing number of aging Coloradans rely on. Senate Bill 23-261, which passed the state House of Representatives on Saturday after being amended, was re-approved by the Senate Tuesday on […]

Anti-abortion legal strategy revives Comstock moral purity laws of late 1800s

BY: - May 2, 2023

When officials in a small New Mexico city sued the governor and attorney general over their ordinance placing restrictions on abortion clinics earlier this month, they argued that a late 19th century federal anti-obscenity law superseded state law. In March, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law a measure prohibiting public entities from interfering with […]

Credit bureau CEOs face tough questions at Senate hearing; Democrats push to remove medical debt

BY: - May 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators grilled the executives of three major credit reporting bureaus Thursday on whether their practices are transparent and fair to consumers, with Democrats frequently pressing the CEOs to remove medical debt from the reports.   Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, said all […]

Some could use support after abortion. But quality care can be hard to find.

BY: - May 1, 2023

Alex D. turned 23 on the day the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. She was visiting the Omaha Zoo in Nebraska on vacation, riding the chairlift over the rhino exhibit when she saw the news alert on her phone. She was also eight weeks pregnant and needed an abortion. […]

Community paramedics don’t wait for an emergency to visit rural patients at home

BY: - May 1, 2023

GILLETTE, Wyoming — Sandra Lane said she has been to the emergency room about eight times this year. The 62-year-old has had multiple falls, struggled with balance and tremors, and experienced severe swelling in her legs. A paramedic recently arrived at her doorstep again, but this time it wasn’t for an emergency. Jason Frye was […]

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs bills to address school safety, mental health

BY: - May 1, 2023

Gov. Jared Polis signed two bills into law last week in an effort to address mental health needs and school safety after an academic year marked by shootings and threats on Colorado school campuses. The first of the two bills, Senate Bill 23-70, will require school resource officers to complete ongoing training from the Attorney […]


Coloradans with limb loss should have access to prosthetics designed for physical activities

BY: - April 28, 2023

Colorado has a well earned reputation for being one of the most outdoorsy and physically active states in the nation. We have 42 state parks, four national parks, 28 ski resorts and 8.3 million acres of public lands. If we’re not in the backcountry, on the slopes or on a mountain bike, we can usually […]


With workers helping lead the way, Colorado can build a better care system

BY: - April 28, 2023

A few years ago, as I grieved my mother’s death and made arrangements for her funeral, I was faced with another dilemma: Who would take over the care for the two individuals that I care for every day? In my line of work as a home host provider for people with disabilities, the lack of […]

U.S. Senate Democrats denounce post-Dobbs landscape of state abortion bans, restrictions

BY: - April 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats at a Wednesday hearing explored how nearly a year after the Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to an abortion, multiple states and conservative-backed lawsuits are restricting access to reproductive care. The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, said the recent Texas lawsuit challenging […]

U.S. House GOP plan would expand work requirements for food aid for older adults

BY: - April 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans could face higher barriers to food assistance under the U.S. House Republican plan to cut spending while temporarily lifting the debt limit, advocates say. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s Limit, Save, Grow Act proposes returning discretionary spending to fiscal 2022 levels in exchange for raising the nation’s borrowing […]