In new regulatory filings, insurers say they cannot lower prices enough to meet the Colorado Option’s goals
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Colorado’s push to lower hospital costs has a catch: The state also needs hospitals’ money
Hospitals say House Bill 1215, which would limit their ability to charge facility fees, will ultimately impact funding for Medicaid
Colorado will soon start licensing dental therapists in effort to help expand oral health care options
A 2022 bill provided the means for licensing dental therapists, a mid-level provider who could narrow the oral health equity gap. But training for them doesn’t exist in Colorado.
Colorado Option sign-up numbers are in. But the debate over the Jared Polis-backed insurance plan is far from over.
Approximately 35,000 people signed up for Colorado Option health insurance plans during the most recent open enrollment period
Colorado health insurance rates are set to rise next year — but some people could still pay less
2023 marks the first year of the Colorado Option, the initiative backed by Gov. Jared Polis
Colorado will pay hospitals to close expensive free-standing ERs
By Phil Galewitz, KHN Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state wants hospitals to convert them to other purposes, such as providing primary care or mental health services. At least 500 free-standing ERs have set up in more […]
Opinion: A prescription-drug price-control bill is the wrong answer for Colorado
Does Colorado want to be the nation’s guinea pig to test the ideas of an out-of-state billionaire who thinks that the way to bring down the cost of certain prescription drugs is for states to build a bureaucracy and control those prices? Senate Bill 175 would have Colorado do just that. The legislation calls for […]
To fix soaring prescription costs, Colorado lawmakers have a new plan: A board to cap drug prices
Kris Garcia, a Denver father of three and community activist, lives in fear of simple accidents. Garcia lives with four bleeding disorders, including hemophilia. Any injury could quickly result in a health emergency. But it’s not just the physical risks that worry him. Garcia uses a drug called Humate-P to control his conditions. One vial […]