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Colorado Mortality Rates Colorado Mortality 1999-2006

Colorado African American Female

Colorado African American Male

Colorado Hispanic (2135-2) Female

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Colorado Hispanic (2186-2) Female

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Colorado Department of Correction

DOC’s Hepatitis C ruling for treatment of this disease

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Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment’s Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan This document is designed to highlight key issues, strategies, and principles that reflect the Department’s approach to providing information and services about Viral Hepatitis to our citizens 332 kb pdf
Colorado Hepatitis C Virus exposure law AN ACT- CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL EXPOSED TO HEPATITIS C.  

Colorado House Committee Passes Bill Requiring Coverage for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment for Emergency Service Workers

The Colorado House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill (SB 6) that would allow firefighters, police officers and emergency services workers to receive workers' compensation coverage for Hepatitis C Treatment , the Denver Post reports. The measure would allow the workers to receive insurance coverage for hepatitis C treatments if the disease was contracted on the job

 

Dying inmate's lawyer weighs hepatitis suit

Up to 40 percent of prison inmates are suffering from hepatitis C and the state is failing to treat them because of the cost, a lawyer for a dying death-row inmate alleged Wednesday

 

HEPATITIS C IN COLORADO

 

Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood borne infection in the United States. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted from 1999-2002 indicate that between 3.4 and 4.9 million people in the United States have ever been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (1). In Colorado, it is estimated more than 83,000 residents have ever been infected with hepatitis C. Approximately 75% of these individuals are chronically infected and many may not be aware of their infection because they are not clinically ill. First identified in 1988, HCV is the causative agent for what was formerly known as non-A non-B hepatitis. The Food and Drug Administration first licensed a serological test to detect antibodies to HCV in 1990 . Pdf 411 kb

The Health Insurance Cost Spiral: How It Happened

Employers are frustrated because they want their employees to have access to quality health care but can no longer absorb annual premiums increases of 15 to 70 percent. So, employees, asked to share the rising cost of premiums, are unhappy, too.

 

EDITORIAL, THE DENVER POST, 1/23/02

Since it is usually impossible to prove the negative, that means public employers, and ultimately Colorado taxpayers, would have to assume responsibility for the vast majority of hepatitis C cases in public safety workers that were actually contracted by illegal drug use or multiple sex partners

 

 


 

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