Healthcare Team Update

Movie Screening and Panel The Team and the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care will co-sponsor the DVD, “Big Pharma,” about the high cost of prescription drugs, on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 pm at Harmony Library.  This event is free and open to the public.   Following the film, a panel will discuss their perspectives:  … More Healthcare Team Update

An American Sickness

By Elizabeth Rosenthal   Discussion materials: Author bio: http://www.mayo.edu/people/elisabeth-l-rosenthal-md/pfc-20293935 Book Reviews: New York Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/books/review/an-american-sickness-elisabeth-rosenthal.html Kirkus Review – https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/elisabeth-rosenthal/an-american-sickness/ Discussion Question – What is the price of patient complacency? What role do hospital conglomerates play in rising health care? How has  Big Pharma impacted medical costs? How is the digital age helping and hurting … More An American Sickness

Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right

by Arlie Russell-Hochschild Join the discussion Wed., May 9 at 11:30 am at Raff’s Restaurant in Windsor or at 6:30pm at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins. Or host your own discussion with friends using the materials below. 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTION A 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NEW YORK TIMES … More Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Got Water?

Attention Water Users of The Fort Collins/Loveland Water District There is a lively interest for the May 8 election of the Board of Directors for the Fort Collins-Loveland Water District (FCLWD).  There are 8 candidates running.The FCLWD is holding two Open Houses to help users learn more about your water system and proposed improvements, including … More Got Water?

Health Care Legislation

The Health Care Team (thanks to Annette DeMartine) is tracking this year’s health care legislation – targeting those that LWVCO supports (just to highlight a few): SB 24 allows behavioral health providers to participate in loan repayment programs in exchange for practicing in health professional shortage areas. SB 22 puts parameters around new opioid prescriptions, … More Health Care Legislation

How Can I Affect My Water District?

Jane Hamburger wrote: Did you know there are seven (7) water districts in the Northern Colorado Front Range?  They are: West Fort Collins  East Larimer County  Sunset Water District City of Fort Collins Utilities Water Fort Collins Loveland Water District Spring Canyon Water District North Weld County Water District. Each district has its own local … More How Can I Affect My Water District?