By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon Nearly three out of four people who bought private health insurance through Colorado’s exchange selected nonprofit carriers: Kaiser Permanente, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and the Colorado HealthOP. Nearly half picked Kaiser. Kaiser enrolled 58,344 of 127,233 people — or about 46 percent — of those who bought insurance through Connect for Health Colorado…
By Jade Woodard and Becky Miller Updike
The media are rife with stories of drug endangered children – children involved in sex trafficking rings being traded for drugs, parents drinking too much alcohol or taking too much medication and accidentally suffocating their children while co-sleeping, children eating their parent’s marijuana edibles and being taken to the emergency rooms, hash oil labs exploding, and on and on. The stories are numerous and tragic.
By Francis M. Miller
The net-stream of positive news about Connect for Health arrives daily. You would think the staff would have taken a much deserved spring break charter flight to Cancun. Then again, there are bonuses, pay raises and funding formulas to be nailed down before the dog days of summer.
By Donna Marshall
Workplace wellness programs have become the latest buzzword in the battle against rising health care costs. Ninety-two percent of employers with 200 or more employees reported offering wellness programs in 2009, according to data from the Rand Corp.
By Bob Semro
Now that the Affordable Care Act has exceeded its enrollment goals and reduced the number of uninsured Americans, we can have some peace and quiet. Right? Not hardly. Midterm elections are seven months away, but we’re already seeing political ads targeting the Affordable Care Act and legislators who supported it. Americans for Prosperity, an organization that opposes the ACA, is running one such ad in a number of states, including Colorado.
By Edie Sonn
At the risk of sounding like a heretic and being forced to revoke my lifetime membership in the Health Policy Wonk Association, I confess that I’m tired of reading about Obamacare.