Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

New Colorado health insurance subsidies open as search for people eligible but not enrolled ramps up

The number of Coloradans eligible for public health insurance aid but not actually enrolled in a program was rising quickly before the pandemic hit last year, though social service officials said expanded eligibility launching Thursday could help reverse the trend.  The American Rescue Plan signed in March keeps enrollment in the state health insurance exchange […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Amid COVID-19, our health-care heroes and hospitals are putting our communities first

Every minute of every day since the pandemic struck, doctors, nurses and other workers in Colorado hospitals have played a critical role in the response to COVID-19. They have worked tirelessly to avoid the shortages of hospital beds we have seen in other states. They have pioneered new, life-saving treatments for COVID-19 patients. They have […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News

What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insurance

Thousands of unemployed Coloradans found financial relief in the past week, but not because the first Lost Wages Assistance payments were issued. Rather, the months-long holds on their unemployment claims were finally lifted. Some hadn’t been paid a penny since July and they couldn’t figure out why, no matter how many times they called the […]

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Hickenlooper: Our plan to fight for a healthier future for all Coloradans

Nothing reinforces the need for quality, affordable and accessible health care like our current public health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how far we have to go to reach universal coverage that ensures equity and provides health care providers the resources they need.  It is ridiculous that people are charged hundreds of dollars […]

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Opinion: Lackadaisical health coverage response at federal level puts us all at prolonged risk with coronavirus

It should be stating the obvious that access to health insurance and health care is crucial to our ability to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and we must ensure that cost is not a barrier to coverage or testing and treatment. Unfortunately, this crisis is exposing gaps and challenges in our health care systems. Over 50% […]

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Colorado is extending its special health insurance enrollment period because so many are rushing to get coverage

Several thousand Coloradans have signed up for health insurance during a special open-enrollment period created in response to the new coronavirus, but time is running out to get coverage right away. Friday is the last day of the open-enrollment window for people who are currently uninsured but who want to buy coverage that will work […]