The rate of people in Colorado with health insurance held steady during the pandemic
Medicaid enrollment increased, while people covered by employer-sponsored insurance declined12:01 AM MDT
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
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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: 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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