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Summit County health care costs highest in nation

Emily Viles | Jun 25, 2019 | Colorado

Colorado OSPB submits 1331 budget requests

Emily Viles | Jun 18, 2019 | Colorado

5 Things Colorado: Public option, Vincent Atchity, 1332 waiver

| Jun 14, 2019 | Colorado

I hope you're spending very little time indoors, thinking about health policy right now! Enjoy summer with the family - wherever it takes you. (Enjoy Greece, Chris Howes!) For those of you still toiling behind a computer, thanks for reading our stuff! There is a lot to keep up with...[ Read More ]

Q & A with The Equitas Project Executive Director Vincent Atchity

Emily Viles | Jun 11, 2019 | Colorado

Vincent Atchity is the Executive Director of The Equitas Project, whose goal is: disentangling mental health and criminal justice, and has worked in public health for many years focusing on managed care, cost control, outcome improvements. He has served on the Governor's Mental Health Task Force, among others.  In this...[ Read More ]

Highlights from the 2019 State of Colorado Quality Strategy Report

Emily Viles | Jun 7, 2019 | Colorado

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing released their 2019 Quality Strategy Report this month. The report explains how the Department will improve their Medicaid system. They do so by detailing what CMS requires of them, and then highlighting what they are doing to meet those requirements.    ...[ Read More ]

Colorado wades into its public option proposal process

Sara Gentzler | May 31, 2019 | Colorado

Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and Division of Insurance hosted the first stakeholder meeting regarding a proposal for a state option for health insurance this week in Denver. The meeting was a starting point for implementation of a bill signed by Gov. Jared Polis in mid-May....[ Read More ]

County level impacts of Colorado's insulin price cap legislation

Emily Viles | May 30, 2019 | Colorado

A new state law limiting the price of insulin statewide is set to save hundreds of thousands of Coloradans significant amounts of money they’re currently spending on the drug -- and data from the CDC indicates those cost-saving impacts will be felt in some counties more than others.    ...[ Read More ]

America's Health Rankings Senior Report names Colorado 5th healthiest state

Emily Viles | May 21, 2019 | Colorado

The 2019 Senior Report compiled by America’s Health Rankings (AHR) ranked Colorado as the 5th healthiest state for seniors. The report considers the population 65+ when making determinations.       Some of the key strengths in Colorado are: the low prevalence of food insecurity, the low prevalence of physical...[ Read More ]

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