U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Colorado’s largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride – if any – to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April.
Prescription drug abuse in Colorado has dropped by 18 percent, but heroin use has become an epidemic. On Friday federal and state officials talked about how to fight the deadly trend.
A federal health official is visiting Colorado to highlight the problem of prescription drug abuse and to praise the state for addressing the issue.
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, praised the “poise and grace” of the children entering the United States across the Mexico border, just as Denver is considering seeking federal grants to care for them.
New data from the federal government show that more than 3,700 people have gotten private insurance through Colorado’s health insurance exchange.
Colorado is getting an additional $15 million in supplemental funding for early childhood education from the federal government.