Would a health reinsurance program work in Colorado? Polis says program would curb health care costs

DENVER — The rising cost of health care is impacting millions of Coloradans. Newly elected Governor Jared Polis says too many people are being left with impossible choices: get the care they need or go bankrupt. Polis is selling a reinsurance program as one solution to lowering health insurance premiums. He has already asked lawmakers to invest $1 million in this year’s budget with hopes of a rollout by 2020. “Whether people are Independent or Republican or Democrat or Green or Liberation, they’re all being ripped off on health care…

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These Polythene-Eating Caterpillars May Help Curb Plastic Pollution

                  Plastic seems pervasive. Almost everything today contains plastic. It is impossible to imagine a world without it, however, it is better for the environment that we started fancying a world sans plastic. According to a report published by the WorldWatch institute, close to 20 million tons of plastic ends up dirtying the our oceans every year. “A recent study conservatively estimated that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing a total of 268,940 tons are currently floating in the world’s oceans,” noted the…

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