Workforce shortages are not a new concept in the Pikes Peak region, or Colorado or even the U.S. There has been much discussion surrounding skilled trades and the lack of workers to fill them, whether in the manufacturing sector, construction or information technology. Many of those shortages are blamed on a lack of exposure and educational […]
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Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Erik Wallace, associate dean of the CU School of Medicine’s first branch campus, which will be welcome its inaugural class to Lane Center at UCCS in April. During our relatively brief conversation, Wallace discussed the medical education program’s potential impact on Colorado Springs, pertaining to both […]
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This week the Business Journal focuses on the Tri-Lakes region, and growth in Monument specifically. The area is experiencing a decent commercial boom, with new shops and restaurants open and under construction. But where the region is really experiencing growth is in its residential development, with hundreds of new homes expected to go online within […]
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Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office released Wednesday its estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects for a revised American Health Care Act. According to the CBO, which provides nonpartisan budget and economic information to Congress, “H.R. 1628 would reduce the cumulative federal deficit over the 2017-2026 period […]
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A visit to the homepage of healthcare.gov, the official site of Affordable Care Act, makes no mention of its possible unraveling thanks to the American Health Care Act. The Republican counterproposal to the Affordable Care Act survived a House vote yesterday. The bill must now face a vote of the Senate, with many believing the AHCA won’t […]
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Senator Cory Gardner last week sent a letter to Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, “to inquire about the financial solvency of Colorado HealthOP and its ability to repay its federal loans.” Gardner said his inquiry was due to the “recent failures” of health insurance cooperatives around the country, to […]
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