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Market rate setting for Colorado's public insurance program is preferable for hospitals, but is it still a "public option?"

| Feb 8, 2021 | Colorado

This year’s revived public option bill in Colorado will contain some key differences from last year’s version, including allowing the market to set price rates instead of the government. Katherine Mulready, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), says the updated bill is a...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Roberts and the fight for a Colorado public option

| Feb 4, 2021 | Colorado

After seeing firsthand the high cost of health care in his state, Rep. Dylan Roberts has been leading the Colorado Legislature’s efforts to establish a state-wide public health insurance option for the past couple of years. Along with Sen. Kerry Donovan, Roberts introduced a public option bill last year that...[ Read More ]

"The pandemic is still here" says Polis, as over 5,000 vaccinations are slated for the weekend

| Feb 3, 2021 | Colorado

Even though Colorado continues to rank at the top of the country for its COVID-19 response and its mass vaccination efforts, Gov. Jared Polis is cautioning that Coloradans are still far from being finished with the virus.  “While it’s exciting that more Coloradans are being vaccinated every day, it’s still,...[ Read More ]

CDPHE requests feedback on proposed “Dial 2.0” update

| Feb 1, 2021 | Colorado

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking feedback on draft changes to the state’s current dial framework, a tool that allows Colorado to balance the ongoing need to contain the COVID-19 virus with the need for localized guidance during the pandemic. The state has met with several groups...[ Read More ]

Coloradans 65 and older will soon have vaccine access

| Jan 29, 2021 | Colorado

Beginning Feb. 8, Gov. Jared Polis is moving Colorado into its 1B-2 Phase, which allows individuals 65 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Colorado is among the states with the highest amount of vaccinations given, having administered 521,879 doses as of Friday. It has administered 64% of what it...[ Read More ]

HCPF "will not be impeded" — Bimestefer on threat of PhRMA litigation

Eli Kirshbaum | Jan 28, 2021 | Colorado

Colorado is proceeding resolutely with its pursuit of affordable prescription drugs, with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)’s recent solicitation positioning it to become the first state in the country to import drugs from Canada. Kim Bimestefer, the Executive Director of HCPF, says the state refuses...[ Read More ]

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