Based on some of his initial conversations with carriers, Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway believes the insurance market is “pointed in the right direction” to comply with benchmarks established by the state’s recently passed “public option” bill. He made these comments during a recent webinar hosted by Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management (CHSM). While it … Read more

Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway gave an overview the state’s plan for implementing the recently passed Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) at a recent webinar hosted by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF). The heavily debated SB 21-175 creates an affordability board to review the prices of prescription drugs in the … Read more

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), announced that it is providing additional funding to 13 states, including Colorado, in support of Affordable Care Act Section 1332 reinsurance waivers. This additional funding of nearly $50 million for Colorado’s Reinsurance Program is a … Read more

Peak Health Alliance is a Colorado health care purchasing cooperative that works to offer community driven plan designs to its members. It is independent, member-run, non-profit, and operates in eight of Colorado’s counties. Claire Brockbank, the organization’s former lead negotiator and data analyst, now its CEO, spoke with State of Reform about Peak’s history and … Read more

In the first Section 1332 waiver approved under the Biden administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Colorado’s extension request for its reinsurance program for 2022 through 2026 on Friday.     Governor Jared Polis praised the approval in a statement released on Friday. “As Colorado builds back better from this pandemic, … Read more