By Jessica Seaman
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This week I want to start the newsletter off by showing you a preview of a project The Denver Post has coming from one of our photojournalists, RJ Sangosti. RJ spent many months following families in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood of Denver as they struggle with asthma. The families, who live near the Central 70 expansion project, are concerned their asthma will be made worse by the construction.
Annabel Rodriguez-Santos, 8, lies in bed after a long night of getting little sleep. Annabel had an asthma attack during the night. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
The full story, called The Long Shadow, will be published Sunday. But you can read and watch the preview here.
FTC OK’s 4.3 billion takeover of DaVita’s medical group
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved the $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, a subsidiary of the Denver-based dialysis provider Davita Inc. The FTC approved the deal, which was first announced in December 2017, with a 4-0 vote.
Before the FTC’s vote, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser filed a complaint related to anti-competitive concerns about the effect the merger with Optum, a health services company, will have on the health care market in Colorado Springs. DaVita Medical Group is a physicians network that serves about 1.7 million patients in six states, including Colorado.
Read more here.
Mackenzie, 7, rests with her mother Rebecca Brown after Rebecca made a trip to the emergency room in Castle Rock, Colorado on June 7, 2019. Rebecca is one of 67 patients filing suit against Porter Adventist in Denver. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
ICYMI: More than 60 patients file lawsuit against Porter Adventist Hospital
Here’s what I’m reading:
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See you in two weeks