March 13, 2013
Colorado Public Radio — Colorado will charge a 1.4 percent fee on health insurance policies to help fund the exchange. The exchange board may also sell advertising and provide services to other state exchange to meet estimated annual operating costs of $22 to $24 million.Tags: aca, Colorado, colorado state health insurance exchange
October 19, 2012
Colorado Springs Business Journal — Tony Gagliardi, executive director of the Colorado chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), said NFIB is meeting regularly with the exchange board. “They’re headed in the right direction.”Tags: aca, Colorado, Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, colorado state health insurance exchange
September 16, 2012
Kaiser Health News — A group working to select the model for health coverage sold on the Colorado health insurance exchange – or Colorado Health Benefit Exchange – is making progress and experiencing little conflict. Colorado expects to submit its selection and receive approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services within the next several weeks.Tags: aca, Colorado, colorado state health insurance exchange
September 13, 2012
Colorado’s aggressive pilot plan to spend less on Medicaid patients without compromising quality is showing encouraging early results. If these savings continue, the program may be expanded to 656,000 Medicaid-eligible Coloradans.Tags: Medicaid
August 17, 2012
A consumer owned and operated health insurance co-op in Colorado has been given a $69 million loan from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. It’s a joint proposal by the state’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Foundation, NFIB, the Colorado Medical Society and others. Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) every Coloradan must purchase medical coverage by 2014, and the co-op is one of the innovative ways the federal legislation anticipated to help keep medical insurance premiums affordable.
July 15, 2012
Denver Post – The value of Medicaid’s resourceful programs to working-class Colorado families and the economy as a whole is widely misunderstood. More than 642,000 Coloradans are covered by Medicaid. Medicaid is also the largest source of health insurance for American children and covers 68 percent of individuals in nursing homes.Tags: Colorado, Medicaid
June 29, 2012
Denver Post –The state will redouble efforts to prepare for 2014′s growth in Medicaid enrollment, and a consumer “exchange” – the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange – where citizens should find individual health insurance with affordable, uniform benefits, proponents said.Tags: benefits, Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, colorado state health insurance exchange, individual health insurance
February 22, 2012
Governing.com–A total of $230 million was given to ten states by the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services. The money will be used to aid the development of health insurance exchanges in those states.Tags: aca, Arkansas health insurance, arkansas state health insurance exchange, Colorado, colorado state health insurance exchange, Kentucky, kentucky state health insurance exchange, Massachusetts, massachusetts state health insurance exchange, minnesota, minnesota state health insurance exchange, Nevada, New Jersey, new jersey state health insurance exchange, New York, new york state health insurance exchange, Pennsylvania, pennsylvania state health insurance exchange, Tennessee health insurance, tennessee state health insurance exchange
September 28, 2011
Denver Business Journal – Colorado House Republicans have blocked the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange board from applying for a $22 million grant needed to operate the health insurance marketplace.Tags: Colorado, colorado state health insurance exchange
September 7, 2011
The Colorado Trust – Colorado’s health insurance exchange will increase coverage by addressing two of the major barriers for uninsured Coloradans: affordability and knowledge.Tags: Colorado, colorado state health insurance exchange
May 6, 2010
American Medical News – Although national health system reform will be implemented over the next five years, Colorado is getting a jump on the effort.Tags: Colorado, health care, health insurance, health reform, individual mandate
February 24, 2010
Think Progress – If Democrats move to pass health care reform after tomorrow’s summit, their newfound momentum can be at least partly attributed to WellPoint’s decision todrastically increase premiumsin California’s individual health insurance market. The rate increases highlighted the broken health care system and pressured lawmakers to drastically reform the individual health insurance market. The administration’s strong response also enunciated the differences in lawmakers’ approach to reform and may have pushed the President toadd stronger cost control provisionsinto his health care blue-print.Tags: Colorado, Connecticut health insurance, Georgia, health care nightmare, health care nightmares, health insurance premiums, health reform, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia health insurance, Wisconsin
November 13, 2009
The New Health Dialogue Blog – Talking about health care reform all over the country, I have the opportunity to see many states’ health systems up close. In particular, we spend a lot of time in Colorado – as evidenced by our study on Grand Junction. In the context of current reform discussions, I began focusing on the state in earnest in 2006 when the Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform began trying to identify a sustainable future for the state’s health care system.Tags: Democrats, health insurance, health reform
November 10, 2009
Denver Business Journal – Without health-care reform, Colorado businesses will face ever-higher costs over the next 10 years, a new study says.Tags: health insurance, health reform
April 22, 2009
Denver Business Journal – Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday were considering a proposal that could fundamentally change Colorado’s $30 billion-a-year health care system.
March 19, 2009
USA Today – A House committee has approved a bill that could set the stage for a single-payer health care system, potentially leading to a major change in the way Coloradans get and pay for medical care.
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February 26, 2009
The Gazette – Gov. Bill Ritter and the legislators who set the state’s budget gathered Thursday to publicly endorse new legislation that they said would extend coverage to about 100,000 Coloradans who currently lack health insurance.
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