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The rate of people in Colorado with health insurance held steady during the pandemic

Medicaid enrollment increased, while people covered by employer-sponsored insurance declined

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Colorado will be first in the U.S. to require comprehensive health coverage for gender-affirming services

The state is also expanding coverage for acupuncture and other treatments that are alternatives to opioids

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A new strategy in the season ski pass war: medical insurance policies

Telluride ski area’s lift tickets and season passes this season will include Spot insurance policies covering up to $25,000 in medical bills. Are more resorts lining up?

Outdoors

Colorado’s reinsurance programs will continue to keep health costs low, governor says

Individuals buying on the exchange are expected to save more than 24% next year compared with what they would pay if they had to purchase coverage without the reinsurance program

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A Colorado hospital charged $722.50 to push medicine through an IV. Twice.

In Colorado, the average charge for the code corresponding to pushing drugs into an IV has nearly tripled since 2014, and the dollars hospitals actually get for it has doubled. In Colorado Springs specifically, the cost for IV pushes rose even more sharply than it did statewide.

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Colorado governor signs priority bills to cut health insurance costs, limit prescription drug prices

Colorado Democrats have tried for years to pass measures to regulate health insurance and cap prescription drug costs

Politics and Government

Five moments that defined Colorado’s 2021 legislative session

This year’s 120-day lawmaking session was delayed by coronavirus, boosted by billions in federal stimulus dollars and drew outrage over racist remarks.

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats’ big health care bill is headed to the governor’s desk to be signed into law

House Bill 1232 passed the General Assembly without the support of a single Republican in the House or Senate

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats’ big health insurance bill was amended 21 times. Here’s how it has changed.

What started as a plan for a state-offered health insurance option to drop costs by 20% has now morphed into a measure requiring private companies to offer a state-regulated plan with 15% lower costs.

Politics and Government

Opinion: As emergency doctors, we see the compromise Colorado Option health insurance bill as our best shot at affordable, quality health care

House Bill 1232 would give every Coloradan the opportunity to live a healthy life, and now is the time to pass it.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The Colorado Option health insurance bill would harm state’s most vulnerable citizens

It is already difficult to find available appointments for Medicaid patients, and access would get worse, especially for those in need of mental health services.

Opinion Columns

Colorado Democrats’ health care bill seeks to reduce insurance premiums. No one is sure exactly how.

House Bill 1232 narrowly passed out of a committee in the state Senate on Wednesday

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Colorado Democrats’ big health insurance bill may deliver the nation’s lowest premiums. But much is still unclear.

Three things we know and three things we don’t know about House Bill 1232 as it heads to the state Senate

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Opinion: More older Colorado Hispanics lack health insurance. Here’s how we can help change that for all Coloradans.

While the Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of Colorado Latinos ages 50 to 64 who lack health insurance, many remain unable to afford an individual policy.

Opinion Columns

Colorado bill prohibits insurers from using “discriminatory” data, like social media and credit scores, to set rates

The measure would bar insurers from using third-party site data to charge higher insurance premiums based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Politics and Government

Dark-money group spends record amount lobbying against Colorado Democrats’ effort to shrink health care costs

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, funded by hospitals, insurers and other business groups, is now the top single-year Colorado lobbying client for any year since 2011 — and possibly ever

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats drop public health insurance option to pursue state-regulated plan instead after industry pushback

An amendment to House Bill 1232 would require private insurers in the state to offer a highly regulated, standardized plan and drive down premium costs by 18% over three years

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats unveil their public health insurance option proposal. Here’s how it would work.

The Colorado Sun combed through the bill and talked to its sponsors to learn what the measure would do

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Nonprofit launches $1 million TV ad buy against Colorado Democrats’ public health insurance option proposal

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, whose members include hospitals and private insurance companies, spent nearly $5 million in 2020 to attack a similar measure abandoned after coronavirus struck

Politics and Government

Rising insulin costs force 40% of Colorado diabetics to ration its use, AG’s report says

The study makes recommendations for quick action to ensure fewer cost burdens that keep patients from buying the lifesaving drug

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