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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

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: A Colorado public option for health care is a backwards step

We would all be much better off by working together to build on and improve our current system than trying to implement one that is controlled by politicians in Denver.

Opinion Columns

Proposition 117 explained: Colorado voters would have more control over government fees

The use of enterprise fees to fund government programs has ballooned since the passage of TABOR made tax hikes harder to get approved.

Election 2020

Coronavirus complicated efforts to lower Colorado’s health care prices. But one idea is still moving forward.

Health care purchasing alliances are meant to give consumers more power in price negotiations -- if hospitals and other providers go along

Health

Colorado Democrats just proposed an enormous change to how health insurance programs are funded

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

Health

Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk

The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget

Politics and Government

Hospitals are backing off a budget fight over Colorado’s reinsurance program. Is a deal possible?

The Colorado Hospital Association dropped its lawsuit over the fees that fund the health insurance program

Health

The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance program

The state will receive more money than expected from the federal government to fund the program that has reduced some people’s health insurance premiums dramatically

Health

Why Colorado hospitals just sued the Polis administration over the health care reinsurance program

The hospitals are challenging a rule that requires them to pay fees to support the reinsurance program in the first half of 2020

Health

Your guide to all the ways health care may be about to change in Colorado

Health care looks to be one of the biggest -- if not the biggest -- fight in the coming legislative session. How it turns out will shape how you receive and pay for medical services in the future.

Health

4 numbers that explain the $165 million funding controversy around Gov. Polis’ reinsurance program

As legislative budget writers raise questions about the program’s cost, supporters defend it as bringing meaningful benefits to Coloradans

Health

Colorado’s new reinsurance program has a TABOR problem. Lawmakers fear that could cause “cascading” impacts across the budget.

As Polis requests more money, a legislative analysis found the health insurance program could have an additional $165 million budgetary hit

Health

Jared Polis doubles down in 2021 budget proposal with requests for big-ticket items

The Colorado governor’s budget proposal focuses on increasing the state’s reserve account and expanding the state’s preschool program

Politics and Government

Colorado’s reinsurance program has been lauded as a way to reduce health care costs. Here’s the fine print.

A reduction in the amount many Coloradans receive in tax credits could lead to a health insurance price increase for thousands -- that is unless they shop around for a better deal

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