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Everything you need to know about the major health care bills still alive at the Colorado Capitol

Colorado lawmakers are debating several consequential — if complicated — measures that would reform the health care system

Health

Rep. Kennedy: Colorado can have health insurance that pays for quality, not quantity

…and integrates care for physical and behavioral health

Opinion Columns

Marshall fire and omicron surge prompt Colorado to offer special enrollment period for health insurance

The special marketplace enrollment period will go through March 16 and is open to all uninsured Coloradans

Health

Your guide to getting a free COVID rapid test — from Colorado, the feds or your insurance company

There are now at least three ways Coloradans can score free rapid tests. Here’s how to navigate the process.

Coronavirus

Colorado Medicaid contractor reverses course, will no longer try to recoup payments from mental health providers

The announcement came two days after The Colorado Sun reported that mental health providers would no longer accept Medicaid patients because of the debacle.

Health

Opinion: Food is medicine, so insurance should cover it

It would provide chronically ill people the nutrition they need to manage their illness at home

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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

Health

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

Health

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

Health

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.

Health

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.

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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

Health

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

Health

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.

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