Colorado health insurance will continue to protect those with pre-existing conditions

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As Americans across the country return to struggling for coverage, Coloradans will be spared. Colorado health insurance will maintain its coverage of individuals with pre-existing conditions, despite the Trump administration’s recent moves. The president shocked the health care industry earlier this month when the Department of Justice announced it wouldn’t be defending certain central components in the Affordable Care Act. This announcement may mean that Americans with pre-existing conditions could once again lose coverage. That said, Colorado health insurance law will make certain that residents of the state will continue…

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Colorado health insurance registrations up 29 percent over last year’s enrollment

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State residents are steadily continuing to sign up for their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Colorado health insurance enrollment is performing considerably better than it was at this time in 2016. Despite a temporary slow down near the end of November, the Affordable Care Act in the state is still seeing far more registrations than had been the case last year. Even with the slowing, the enrollment pace is still significantly faster than was seen in 2016. According to Colorado health insurance data from November, almost 44,000 state residents…

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Colorado insurance commissioner points finger at Trump administration for massive rate hikes

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Marguerite Salazar says that uncertainty generated by the president led to the 27 percent rate hike requests. Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar’s department received requests for 27 percent rate hikes in the individual market and 7.3 percent for small group. The commissioner is not happy and blames the Trump administration for the uncertainty they’ve created within the market. Salazar said the games played by the Trump administration have caused the health insurance market to become unstable. The result of these actions, said the Colorado insurance commissioner, was huge 2018 rate…

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Higher health insurance costs are creating pressure for Colorado employers

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Survey highlights the concerns that Colorado businesses are reporting with costly health insurance plans Growing insurance costs are weighing heavily on businesses in Colorado, according to a new survey from Lockton Mountain West Benefit Group. The survey has found that many businesses are becoming increasingly concerned over the rising of health insurance premiums. Those that offer insurance coverage to their employers have been hit with rate increases over the past few years, largely a due to the costs that insurance companies themselves are facing. Cost is the single greatest concern…

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Colorado health insurance co-op closes its doors

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State’s co-op has failed to challenge and order to cease operations Colorado’s largest not-for-profit health insurance provider closed its doors earlier this week. Colorado HealthOP, the state’s co-op set up under the Affordable Care Act, did attempt to save itself from the state’s decision to shut it down, but was ultimately unsuccessful in the attempt. The Colorado Division of Insurance has ordered the co-op to stop writing new policies, citing serious financial issues that the insurer has been facing. The state’s co-op is one of several that will be shutting…

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Colorado could revolutionize its health insurance system with a single-payer initiative

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State residents will have a chance to change how they get their insurance coverage Colorado residents will soon have a chance to determine how their health care in managed. Colorado’s Initiative 20, also referred to as ColoradoCare, aims to make major changes to how consumers receive their health insurance coverage, and it could have significant implications for the state’s insurance exchange. The initiative aims to establish a single-payer system, which involves the government, rather than private insurers, covering the cost of health care. While many have supported such a system,…

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More people in Colorado are finding it difficult to pay for their health insurance

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More people have insurance coverage, but fewer people can afford their policies The number of people in Colorado with health insurance has been growing steadily, but so too is the number of people that cannot afford their coverage. During the state’s annual Health Summit, Jeff Bontrager, direct of research on coverage and accessibility with the Colorado Health Institute, noted that insurance premiums are becoming a major problem for consumers. This is becoming a troubling trend that many other states across the country are also experiencing. Affordable Care Act has lead…

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Fee increase for Colorado health insurance exchange has been approved

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State’s exchange has increased its fees as a way to generate more revenue Colorado’s health insurance exchange has raised its fees. The exchange’s board of directors had been considering raising fees in order to make the exchange more sustainable and financially secure. The fees will be paid by all those that are purchasing insurance coverage through the exchange and those that already have policies from the exchange as well. The fee increase may be somewhat modest for most consumers, but could translate into much higher revenue for the exchange itself.…

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Health insurance exchange in Colorado is after a Medicaid reimbursement

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The financial survival of the state’s marketplace depends on being able to recover millions of dollars. The Colorado health insurance exchange is scrambling to be able to recover millions of dollars that were racked up in the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program in order to make sure that the marketplace will be able to remain financially viable. That said, the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace was not designed for the collection or counting of reimbursements. According to the new interim CEO of Connect for Health Colorado, Kevin Patterson, “We…

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Colorado continues to improve its health insurance exchange

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State is working to address the issues with the enrollment system of its health insurance exchange Colorado has been working to fix its health insurance exchange, with efforts to do so going well, according to exchange officials. The exchange’s online enrollment system has struggled to serve consumers in the state for some time, making it difficult for people to sign up for the insurance coverage they are interested in. Fixes to the exchange could be delayed, however, as the exchange’s  technology chief, Proteus Duxbury, recently departed for another position. Adele…

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