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Fact Check: Are Health Systems Still Facing Major Losses After the Federal CARES Act?

August 13, 2020 / The Denver Post

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – passed in March 2020 – included federal funding for the nation’s hospital system to help close major budget shortfalls. But even with the federal support, hospitals in Colorado are still facing major losses due to COVID-19 and state-level funding cuts tied to the pandemic.

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Fact Check: Is the Polis Administration Really Giving Raises to Healthcare Bureaucrats While Cutting Funding for Actual Healthcare Services?

August 3, 2020 / CBS Denver

According to recent press reports, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) gave significant raises to senior officials while those same officials were cutting funding to healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fact Check: Is it Safe to Seek Medical Treatment at the Hospital?

July 16, 2020 / CBS News

News outlets all across the country are reporting that people have cancelled or delayed medical appointments or emergency trips to the hospital because they are afraid of catching COVID-19. However, officials have repeatedly assured the public that hospitals are safe and putting off needed treatment is dangerous.

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Fact Check: Are Colorado Hospitals Making Breakthroughs in the Way COVID-19 is Treated?

July 14, 2020 / CBS Denver

According to recent press reports, Colorado hospital systems have been working closer than ever before to improve COVID-19 treatments and save lives. The results have dramatically reduced the mortality rate and shortened the number of days COVID-19 patients are spending in the hospital on average.

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