My husband and I live in Salida, CO and have now been without insurance for two and a half years. We have been going to a clinic where you pay what you can afford- Thank goodness this has kept us away from emergency rooms and unpredictable medical bills.
If you are shopping for insurance for yourself and/or your family there are a lot of resources to help you. The new insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, has trained and supported a network of brokers and health coverage guides you can meet in person to shop for and purchase the best health insurance plan for you and your family. You can search for a health coverage guide or broker by zip code on the Connect for Health website.
There is an old proverb that reads, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Colorado’s health care field has continually proved this to be true, and has done so once again. In 2011, in response to increasing caseload and cost, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) created the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC). Providers in the ACC are accountable and rewarded for achieving health outcomes instead of the volume of service they provide.
An apple a day will keep the doctor away. We have heard this saying for many years, yet, we still can't be certain it is true or false, but one thing we are certain about -we all want to stay away from the doctor in the emergency room.
It's been a busy couple of weeks since Colorado's health insurance marketplace opened. Hi, I'm Eileen Hunt and I'm a Health Coverage Guide with our new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado (C4HCO).
We should all be able to answer "yes" to the question "Got Insurance?" That's why today we launched our new social media campaign, "Got Insurance?" with ProgressNow Colorado Education to raise awareness of the new health insurance options available for Coloradans. It's not too much to ask to get the care you need when you need it, and see your doctor without unpredictable costs.
If you had asked me about my health insurance a year ago, I would have shrugged – and that would have been the depth and breadth of the conversation. I was certainly privileged in that my mom provided me health insurance through her employer; but I did not know anything beyond the basic fact that I could see a doctor and pay a small fee (a copay).