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Colorado House committee passes two bills related to expanding healthcare coverage

| Feb 22, 2023 | Colorado

The Colorado House Health and Insurance Committee approved two bills on Tuesday that would require health insurance coverage for drugs prescribed for serious mental illness and biomarker testing.     House Bill 1110, which passed by a vote of 10-1, would require insurers to cover biomarker testing and certain therapies....[ Read More ]

Governors from 20 states announce Reproductive Freedom Alliance

| Feb 21, 2023 | California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, Washington

Governors from 20 states announced the creation of the Reproductive Freedom Alliance on Tuesday.     The alliance is a non-partisan coalition of 20 governors committed to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom in their states, and is the largest such coalition ever convened. The alliance will work together to strengthen...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: First health bills, Rep. Matt Soper, BHA Strategic Plan

| Feb 17, 2023 | Colorado

With Colorado's 2023 legislative session beginning last month, Reporter Boram Kim has been monitoring the first health bills being taken up by lawmakers, some of which are described below. In our first Colorado newsletter of 2023, we also feature a conversation with Rep. Matt Soper about what he hopes is accomplished this...[ Read More ]

Colorado House behavioral health committee advances bill that aims to improve care for individuals with serious mental illness

| Feb 15, 2023 | Colorado

The Colorado House Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1153 on Tuesday. The bill would direct the Department of Human Services (CDHS) to conduct a feasibility study to determine pathways to care for people with serious mental illness. It now heads to appropriations.   ...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Melinda Estep, Health Management Associates

| Feb 13, 2023 | Colorado

Melinda Estep, Managing Director of Delivery Systems at Health Management Associates, says she's focused on ways to promote and improve value-based care in Colorado. When we caught up with her at the 2022 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference in November, she said she's particularly interested in how to...[ Read More ]

Colorado House bill prohibiting direct-hire fees by healthcare staffing agencies advances to Senate

| Feb 8, 2023 | Colorado

Colorado House lawmakers passed House Bill 1030 by a vote of 52-12 with one abstention on Monday. The bill would prohibit healthcare staffing agencies from charging fees to providers when they hire contracted workers.     The initial version of the bill only prohibited the fees for nursing homes and...[ Read More ]