Bent COunty Democrat
We need Colorado hospitals to step up and support solutions that put people first. The status quo is unsustainable and out of line with the needs of Coloradans. It’s clear that all hospitals need to be well resourced and accessible to their communities. We can accomplish this while saving money for Colorado families.
Hillary Jorgenson, Feb. 7, 2020
The Denver Post
Results from the survey showed a majority of Coloradans — 58 percent — favor a public option, with 82% of liberals, 63% of moderates and 41% of conservatives supporting it. The survey showed particularly strong support — 55% — on the Western Slope, where residents have struggled with some of the highest health care costs in the country
Saja Hindi, Jan. 22, 2020
The whole idea behind a public option is increasing insurance choice in places like Eagle County — one of 22 counties in the state with just one ACA plan (Anthem). The public option bill will require companies selling insurance anywhere in Colorado to participate in the public option.
David Williams, Jan. 21, 2020
The Advisory Board
“The Small Business Majority said the proposal would control health care costs and ensure small-business owners and their employees have access to lower-cost health plans.”
Nov. 21, 2019
Establishing a public option will ensure our state’s entrepreneurs and small-business employees have access to more affordable health coverage choices — which they clearly need — while also helping to control costs throughout our health-care system. Indeed, the report reveals that implementing a public option would reduce health-care costs by more than 10% throughout the state, and would reduce costs even further in rural areas.
The Durango Herald
The public option could be a big step in the right direction for encouraging affordability across the state and addressing excessive profits hospitals earn, Through the public option structure, we can start creating a little bit more accountability from health care providers and insurers to make sure Coloradans aren’t paying excessive health care costs
Adam Fox, Nov. 19, 2019
Among all the possibilities, a public option, along with industry-wide transparency and regulation, could actually create a truly affordable and desirable option. And as Colorado residents clamor to get on board, the migration could cause real and substantive change for all insurance customers...Those who do will see their unchanged policies get cheaper, much cheaper. The program will reduce insurance premiums by about 20 percent in places like Aurora, according to state projections. In rural communities, the savings will be even greater, around 30 percent or more.
The Editorial Board, Aug. 07, 2019