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Today’s release of the “Cost Shift Analysis Report” from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Funding shows that the state needs to hold hospitals accountable to do more to address health care costs and affordability. The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative says that the best way to start reining in sky-rocketing hospital and industry profits is with the implementation of a public option for coverage.
In the News Jason Salzman, Colorado Times Recorder In a little-noticed change to the “Health Care” section of his new re-election campaign website, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has removed any mention of his stance in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...
Opinion Editorial by Adam Fox, Director of Strategic Engagement, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Published in the Denver Post January 8, 2020
Any day now, the health care industry will invade your newspaper, radio, television, and social media feeds with what will likely be at least a 7 figure PR and lobbying campaign to kill the state option for health care coverage. That’s on top of the huge sums they dedicate to lobbying your legislators and yet another way they’re using and protecting their excessive profits rather than lowering consumers’ costs.