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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 ]

5 Things Colorado: Public Option, Budget shortfall, Chris Howes

| May 14, 2020 | Colorado

This morning's "darkest winter" comment before Congress reflects what I've been seeing from confidential and private planning documents from state governments and corporations: there will be a second wave, and there will be a massive negative behavioral health impact in the fall as folks start to realize there is no...[ Read More ]

Legislators to withdraw the Colorado Option from this year’s session

| May 5, 2020 | Colorado

In the midst of a national health care emergency, State Senator Kerry Donovan (D-Vail), State Representatives Dylan Roberts (D-Avon), and Chris Kennedy (D-Lakewood) today announced that they are formally withdrawing the Colorado Option legislation from this year’s legislative session to ensure that all of the relevant stakeholders can be robustly...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Katherine Mulready, Public Option, Legislative update

Michael Goldberg | Feb 14, 2020 | Colorado

Monte Whaley is our new State of Reform reporter covering health policy in the Colorado legislature. He won a Pulitzer for covering the Aurora shootings while a journalist at the Denver Post, and is now directing his talents at health care. If you see him at the capitol or at...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Katherine Mulready

Michael Goldberg | Feb 12, 2020 | Colorado

Katherine Mulready is the Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). She join us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss her expectations for the 2020 Legislative session and the CHA's total cost of care alternative to the state public option proposal....[ Read More ]