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Affordable Care Act
7:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Concerns About Doctors, Hospitals Treating Patients for Less

Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts is President of the Colorado Medical Society.
Credit Colorado Medical Society

Health insurance in the Roaring Fork Valley will be cheaper next year for some residents. The average premium will cost about seven percent less. For someone paying three hundred dollars a month, that’s about twenty dollars less for each payment. One reason for that is some doctors and hospitals are treating patients for less. And the state’s top association for physicians is worried that may have unintended consequences.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

CrossCurrents - Aspen Film FilmFest

This week on CrossCurrents, Aspen Filmfest runs September 26th-October 2nd. Guests on the show are Laura Thielen and George Eldred from Aspen Film with a preview of this year's event.

Also, Filmfest’s first Documentary Spotlight recipient, Daniel Junge, Oscar award winning documentary filmmaker.

aspenfilm.org

Mainstreaming Pot
1:05 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Fine Bud: Cannabis Gets Respect(able)

"Vintage" Cannabis Grand Cru Poster
Credit Blue Sugar Productions

In November, Aspen will play host to a marijuana event organizers are likening to the annual Food and Wine Classic.  In the nine months that recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado pot has become an industry similar to the wine or spirits industries.  This falls innaugural Cannabis Grand Cru promises to further the mainstreaming of marijuana.  APR's Roger Adams spoke with the event's organizer Anthony Dittmann, CEO of Blue Sugar Productions.

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Affordable Care Act
9:53 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Valley Health Insurance Less Expensive Next Year, On Average

Image released Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014.
Credit Colorado Division of Insurance

Health insurance in the Glenwood Springs area will go down by nearly ten percent next year. That’s on average, and it’s compared to an overall average increase of about one percent across Colorado. State officials gave final approval for the lower rates this week. This comes after concerns about especially high insurance in the Roaring Fork Valley, and an earlier flawed attempt to let consumers review rates beforehand. 

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Basalt
7:27 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Downtown Redevelopment: Basalt Committee To Decide Issues Like Zoning, Financing

Earlier this year community members in Basalt came up with 3000 ideas for redevelopment. A new Town-appointed committee will cull some of the ideas and make decisions on issues such as zoning.
Credit www.ourtownplanning.org

Tonight (Tues 9/23) the Basalt Town Council will decide whether to approve members of a special board that will help make decisions on downtown development. The committee would, according to the Town Manager, “put more meat” on redevelopment ideas. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

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