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Mental Health Colorado compiles 2020 legislative report

Michael Goldberg | Jul 16, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado Legislature passes bill to create Colorado Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise

Michael Goldberg | Jun 15, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado lawmakers approved legislation today to create the Colorado Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise, which will administer a health insurance affordability fee assessed on certain health insurers and a special assessment on hospitals to fund measures to reduce consumer costs for individual health coverage plans. House amendments to the bill, SB...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Rep. Matt Soper, Mental health, Vincent Atchity

| Jun 11, 2020 | Colorado

I want to feature a virtual conversation we're hosting on race and health care, which you'll see in item 5 below. Now is a time to be reflective about our biases, the benefits or detriments of our skin color, and how we can foster conversations that will have a measurable and...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Matt Soper talks telehealth legislation, budget negotiations, and foreign pharmaceutical importation

Michael Goldberg | Jun 11, 2020 | Colorado

Rep. Matt Soper represents District 54 in the Colorado House, serving on the Legal Services, Judiciary, and House & Insurance committees. Soper was one of the lead sponsors on Senate Bill 20-212, a bipartisan piece of telehealth legislation which passed unanimously last night.    The bill was designed to shore...[ Read More ]

Colorado public officials provide update on testing and contact tracing

Michael Goldberg | Jun 4, 2020 | Colorado

Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Resources, and Sarah Tuneberg, COVID-19 Innovation Response Team Lead and Senior COVID-19 Advisor for CDPHE provided an update this week on the state's testing and contact tracing efforts. Gibbs and Tuneberg estimated that Colorado is running 7000-8000 tests per day. As...[ Read More ]

Bipartisan bill in Colorado Senate aims to shore up telehealth access

Michael Goldberg | Jun 3, 2020 | Colorado

A bipartisan Colorado Senate bill with several provisions related to health care services provided through telehealth has been referred to the Appropriations Committee after passing in the Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs yesterday. Among other provisions, SB 212 would prohibit health insurance carriers from imposing specific requirements or...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Chris Howes

Michael Goldberg | May 12, 2020 | Colorado

Chris Howes is President of the Howes Group, LLC - a lobbying firm with 18 years of experience at the Colorado State Capitol. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the ways his firm has worked to enable providers to maximize their practice.    ...[ Read More ]