What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insurance
How some things unexpectedly went from bad to worse for some out-of-work people in Colorado. Plus, Lost Wages benefits begin, more unemployment fraud news and other updates in this week’s What’s Working.
Opposition to Obamacare becomes political liability for Cory Gardner and other Republican incumbentsBy Kaiser Health News
Coronavirus complicated efforts to lower Colorado’s health care prices. But one idea is still moving forward.By John Ingold Health Primary category in which blog post is published
Even before any other medical bills showed up, Izzy Benasso received a notice from someone whose name she didn’t recognize
Between the challenges of the pandemic, the social unrest and the economic crisis, mental health providers are warning that the need for behavioral health services is growing. Yet faced with budgetary shortfalls, Colorado is cutting spending.
Gov. Jared Polis wrote in a letter that he vetoed House Bill 1085 because of the impact it would have on health insurance premiums
Coronavirus will add 500,000 people to Colorado’s Medicaid rolls — with major consequences for the health care system
From hospital profits to insurance prices to policy debates, the pandemic has reshaped the debate about health care in Colorado
Senate Bill 215, which would create a new fee on the health insurance premiums paid by close to a million Coloradans, affects the funding for the reinsurance program but may also face strong legal challenges
1,230 rural pharmacies have closed since 2003, including 45 in Colorado. Some blame benefit management companies that reimburse for medications at less than they cost to buy.
After Colorado bill sponsors pulled the public option from consideration in light of difficulties created by the coronavirus, they should reconsider compelling participationOpinion
Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify
The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record