With open enrollment for the thousands of Coloradans on the individual and small-group health insurance markets coming next week, state Rep. Dylan Roberts of Avon is touting years of work, mostly by Democrats, to bring down costs in the state’s underserved rural areas.
Coloradans who don’t get their health insurance through their employer and have to buy it on the individual market are saving hundreds of dollars a month in 2022 thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the federal stimulus package passed earlier this year by Democrats.
Yesterday, Colorado’s Division of Insurance released finalized health insurance rates for 2022. Individual market premiums will increase 1.1% while small group (businesses with 2-100 employees) market premiums will increase 4.4%.
By Helen Santoro, Kaiser Health News
Hickenlooper Commits to Fighting for Health Care Equity at Event Featuring State Lawmakers and Advocates
Speaking at an event Monday in front of the Colorado Capitol, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) committed to fighting for health care equity, saying Congress has the responsibility to both expand health care coverage and lower costs.
To the good people of Colorado, I offer a warning and a confession.
At a Colorado Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, Sen. Gardner (R-CO) once again confirmed his desire to repeal Obamacare, without offering a plan to protect people with preexisting conditions from losing their insurance coverage.
Yesterday, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported lower cardiovascular mortality among middle-aged adults in states that expanded Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) compared to states that did not.
There’s an important health care bill moving through Colorado’s legislature, but if the word “reinsurance” doesn’t exactly grab your attention as you scroll through your news feed, you might have missed it.
State Sen. Kerry Donovan (D-Vail) and State Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Eagle) are co-sponsoring a bill that outlines a public health insurance pilot program aimed at lowering costs and providing more options for consumers in rural and mountain communities.