Colorado is joining about a dozen other states that are not requiring health insurance companies to revive canceled health plans.
No one mentioned cancellation notices. And no one expressed concerns about costs. Instead, at a sparsely attended public meeting about health insurance issues Tuesday evening, potential customers wanted to know if they could skip filling out Colorado’s complex Medicaid application.
Health exchange board members on Monday pressed for immediate improvements to Colorado’s mandatory Medicaid application, but state officials, who contend that Colorado is a “shining example” among the states, refused to promise that a full slate of short-term fixes will be completed before Dec. 15.
Colorado has no quick fix for a seemingly endless Medicaid application that health exchange board members believe is driving away customers and decreasing the number of people buying health insurance through Colorado’s new multi-million dollar health exchange.
In Choosing Wisely, physicians across the spectrum of medical specialties nationwide have created lists of procedures, tests and drug treatments that deserve second thoughts before doctors order them or patients accept them.
Critical Boomer/Senior Issues
“Life Wise” is back.
The Rocky Mountain PBS original series returns this week with a one-hour special focusing on boomer/senior issues.
Host Cynthia Hessin brings together groups of experts to discuss everything from financial security and housing alternatives to health and fitness.
In the next 20 years, there will be over 70 million people in the U.S. over the age of 65. And in Colorado, nearly a third of metro Denver's residents are boomers - much higher than the national average of 26.8 percent. Some non-urban Colorado counties have even higher concentrations of boomers.
The senior demographic is a huge and diverse group, with a range of critical needs and costs.
But this group also wields a perhaps unprecedented amount of power, in terms of the sheer size and the members’ motivation to impact both policy and the communities they live in.
Don’t miss a chance to learn more about this remarkable generation – and what the future holds.
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