Eric Whitney

Reporter, Colorado Public Radio

Eric Whitney appears in the following:

Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Colorado spent years and millions of dollars creating its own health insurance marketplace. While enrollment hasn't met expectations, the backers of the exchange still support it.


A Love Of Medicine Runs Through Three Generations

Saturday, February 15, 2014


After Fire And Floods, Colo. Town Now Faces A Hospital Crisis

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Sophisticated Prosthetics Help Liberate Disabled Adventurers

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Listeria Outbreak Still Haunts Colorado's Cantaloupe Growers

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Two years after cantaloupe were linked to one of the worst foodborne outbreaks in U.S. history, lawyers have filed a fresh round of lawsuits. Meanwhile, farmers are trying to win back customers after their signature crop was tarred by a broad brush.

Only one Colorado farm supplied cantaloupes ...


Obamacare: People With Disabilities Face Complex Choices

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Affordable Care Act has set new standards — called essential health benefits — outlining what health insurance companies must now cover. But there's a catch: Insurance firms can still pick and choose, to some degree, which specific therapies they'll cover within some categories of benefit. And the ...


Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records

Monday, July 15, 2013

Uncle Sam wants your doctor to go digital. And the federal government is backing that up with money for practices that start using computerized systems for record keeping.

Nearly half of all physicians in America still rely on paper records for most patient care. Time is running out for those ...


Insurance Pitch To Young Adults Started In Fenway Park

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Major League Baseball season is now half over, and some fans are already starting to think about the World Series in October.

October is also a big month for the Obama administration.

That's when millions of Americans can start signing up for new health insurance policies through health exchanges ...


Some Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Briefly Allowed Back Into Homes

Monday, June 17, 2013


Black Forest Fire The Most Destructive In Colorado's History

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Datapalooza: A Concept, A Conference And A Movement

Friday, June 07, 2013

If you're having trouble picturing a health "datapalooza," think 2,000-plus data geeks, entrepreneurs, industry bigwigs and bureaucrats stuffed into hotel conference rooms with lots of coffee and PowerPoints.

Early this week the fourth annual Health Datapalooza conference descended on Washington, D.C., including a contest over the course of the ...


Back From Brink Of Death, Corpsman Tackles 'Warrior Games'

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Colorado Weighs Reopening Psychiatric Hospital For Homeless

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., led Gov. John Hickenlooper to call for stricter gun control and big new investments in mental health care.

Several significant gun bills passed, and a package of mental health reforms is moving forward. But there may not be ...


Companies On The Move Look For Healthy Workers

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It may cost less to do business in places where there's what some people call a culture of health. And that's put Colorado, which has the lowest rates of adult obesity in the country, on the map for companies looking to relocate or expand.

Kelly Brough is making the most ...


Businesses Seek Out 'Culture Of Health' Areas

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Obamacare Won't Affect Most 2012 Taxes, Despite Firm's Claim

Friday, March 29, 2013

If you haven't done your taxes yet, this ad from H&R Block might make you feel even more anxious.

"The Affordable Care Act means big changes this year when you file your taxes," says the young woman in the ad, with a smug smile. She then claims to have ...


Colorado Doctors Treating Gunshot Victims Differ On Gun Politics

Thursday, March 21, 2013

In Colorado, more people die from gunshots than car crashes. And that has a profound effect on the people on the front lines who treat gunshot victims.

Chris Colwell is an emergency room doctor in Denver, and says he sees gun violence victims on a weekly basis. When those ...


How A Patient's Suicide Changed A Doctor's Approach To Guns

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dr. Frank Dumont knew one of his favorite patients was getting depressed.

When Dumont first started seeing him, the man was in his 70s. He was active and fit; he enjoyed hiking into his 80s. But then things started to change.

"He started complaining of his memory starting to slip," ...


A tale of three cities: Getting to the airport on public transport

Monday, December 22, 2008

How hard is it to get to the airport via public transportation? We hit the road in Atlanta, Denver, and New York to find out.

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