By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon A bill that would allocate $5 million in taxpayer funds to provide IUDs for low-income teens and young women in Colorado moved through its first House committee Tuesday, garnering the vote of one unlikely supporter — an El Paso County Republican. Rep. Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain, said she decided to support House…
To the editor: When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Colorado with State Innovation Model (SIM) grant funding, the door leading to integrated patient care was cracked open and Colorado was given the opportunity to modify the delivery of both physical and behavioral health services, as noted in “Colorado receives $65 million ‘watershed’…
By Francis M. Miller
Donna Smith recently penned an opinion piece about accountability at the Connect for Health Colorado health exchange. Smith and I are usually at opposite ends of the opinion spectrum. But, sometimes that spectrum is really a circle and the ends meet. Smith’s series of opinion pieces are spot-on and she writes from the heart. She has the unique ability to perceive the problems with the exchange and call a spade a spade. I admire that in her. That being said, I think we need to reframe this situation.
By Donna Smith
The way so many people in Colorado have had to put up with health-zapping “glitches” using the Connect for Health Colorado exchange should mean someone is held accountable. Going without coverage for which you signed up is more than inconvenient. For many people, going without coverage for health issues that need attention is risky and costly.
By Bob Semro
It’s easy to think of the Affordable Care Act as monolithic national policy, a federal program so big that it is impregnable and impervious to change. But that would be wrong.
By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
Complex sign-up problems have forced Colorado health exchange managers to spend more than they planned this year on call centers, but board members were reluctant Tuesday to approve another $3 million from reserves to pay the increasing tab.