Posted inHealth, Politics and Government

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

Some private insurance companies operating in Colorado will soon be required to offer a state-regulated health insurance plan that eventually will be 15% cheaper than current rates under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis. In addition to House Bill 1232, the health insurance measure, Polis also signed into law legislation creating […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado needs a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect the public interest

As someone living with multiple sclerosis, I have seen first hand the cost of MS disease modifying therapies (DMTs) rise, making these essential medications unattainable for some patients.   Drug prices for individuals with MS quadrupled between 2006 and 2016 and continue to rise. MS DMT costs have accelerated at rates far beyond inflation and considerably […]