Statewide Results, Scientific Methodology, and links to other Colorado Counties Totals By Carrier for Boulder County Anthem BCBS 497 Bright 560 Cigna 59 Colorado Choice 101 Denver Health 4 Kaiser 1097 RMHP 965 Per Carrier Breakdown Anthem BCBS Anthem BCBS has 454 unique providers in Boulder County. Anthem BCBS has 43 unique facilities in Boulder… Read more about Boulder County Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
Statewide Results, Scientific Methodology, and links to other Colorado Counties Totals By Carrier for Bent County Anthem BCBS 6 Bright 1 Cigna 1 Colorado Choice 3 Denver Health 0 Kaiser 0 RMHP 8 Per Carrier Breakdown Anthem BCBS Anthem BCBS has 6 unique providers in Bent County. Anthem BCBS has 0 unique facilities in Bent… Read more about Bent County Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
Statewide Results, Scientific Methodology, and links to other Colorado Counties Baca County is the south-easternmost county in Colorado, with an estimated population of 3,500. Most of the residents of Baca County need to travel to Pueblo, Lamar, or Trinidad to receive major care. Many cities in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas are closer than… Read more about Baca County Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
Statewide Results, Scientific Methodology, and links to other Colorado Counties You can see why Pagosa Springs (which is the only incorporated municipality in Archuleta County) is known for having the most expensive premiums in the country. Anthem BCBS is the only insurance company available for sale in the individual health insurance market here, apparently with… Read more about Archuleta County Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
Home >> Statewide Network Size and links to all Colorado Counties >> Arapahoe County Totals By Carrier for Arapahoe County Anthem BCBS 947 Bright 2223 Cigna 105 Colorado Choice 431 Denver Health 12 Kaiser 3650 RMHP 1511 Per Carrier Breakdown Anthem BCBS Anthem BCBS has 870 unique providers in Arapahoe County. Anthem BCBS has 77… Read more about Arapahoe County Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
Statewide Results, Scientific Methodology, and links to other Colorado Counties Colorado Choice (now “Friday Health Plans”) is based in Alamosa, so it’s no surprise to see so many providers in their network here. Bright Health has an impressive 75. RMHP is only sells individual plans in Mesa County. Totals By Carrier for Alamosa County Anthem… Read more about Alamosa County Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
Home >> Statewide Network Size and links to all Colorado Counties >> Adams County Totals By Carrier for Adams County Anthem BCBS 569 Bright 510 Cigna 68 Colorado Choice 1425 Denver Health 6 Kaiser 684 RMHP 1760 Per Carrier Breakdown Anthem BCBS Anthem BCBS has 521 unique providers in Adams County. Anthem BCBS has 48… Read more about Adams County Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
The size of insurers’ provider networks has been a headline grabber for the last few years, and there are some nascent efforts underway to make it easier to compare plans based on network size. Obviously, it’s in consumers’ best interest to search for specific providers if that’s a factor in their decision-making process, but what… Read more about Colorado Individual Market Network Size Rating Based on SERFF Data
Throughout 2017, nearly every week has seemed like a very big deal for health care reform. But this week is especially noteworthy, with bipartisan efforts to stabilize the individual insurance markets (cough… fund CSRs… cough), along with not one, but two major pieces of legislation unveiled on Wednesday: Senator Sanders’ single-payer bill (which garnered 16… Read more about The Neverending Summer of Healthcare Legislation Edition of the Health Wonk Review
Have you ever wondered how popular your health plan is, compared with the other available options? Curious about how your plan’s actuarial value (a measure of the percentage of average medical costs it covers) compares with the premium, and how that metric stacks up against other plans? View Full Size PDF Here’s a summary… Read more about Visualizing Kaiser CO 2018 Plan Popularity, Premium, and AV
Peggy Salvatore has done an excellent job with this week’s edition of the Health Wonk Review, hosted at her Health System Ed blog. There’s something for everyone, and it makes for some great weekend reading. Two of my favorites in this edition are Harold Pollack’s explanation of why red states that voted for Trump would… Read more about Weekend reading recommendation: The Summer Lull edition of the HWR
Joe Paduda hosted the Health Wonk Review on Friday, and it’s a must-read edition. It coincided perfectly with the release of the long-awaited, top-secret Senate GOP health care reform bill, and Joe’s edition includes an everything-you-need-to-know summary of the Senate bill, written by the inimitable Tim Jost and Sara Rosenbaum. In related news, Joe is… Read more about 2017: Made for health wonks
The IRS published Revenue Procedure 2017-37 last week, specifying the IRS 2018 HSA contribution limits, along with the minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket exposure for HSA-qualified plans. IRS 2018 HSA contribution limits * If you have individual coverage under an HSA-qualified plan: $3,450 (up from $3,400 in 2017) If you have family coverage under an… Read more about IRS 2018 HSA Contribution Limits, Minimum Deductibles & Maximum Out-of-Pocket
Yesterday was a bit of a banner day in health care reform circles, with the passage of the AHCA in the House of Representatives. The vote came less than 24 hours after the final amendment was added to the bill, and before the CBO had scored the last three amendments that were added. It’s now… Read more about Groundhog Zombie Goes Back to the Future: AHCA Vote Day Health Wonk Review
2017 has been a whirlwind year for health care reform. As rate filing season draws near, there is still considerable uncertainty surrounding the future of the ACA and what lies ahead for health care reform. Here’s a summary of where things stand in Colorado: Failed: Bill to extend premium help to people above 400 percent… Read more about Health care reform: What’s next in Colorado?
Hank Stern has done an outstanding job with the Health Wonk Review this week; don’t miss his pre-Passover edition. Hank has factoids about Passover interspersed with ten excellent articles from some of our favorite health wonks. Thanks for hosting, Hank, and Happy Passover!
Seven years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, ushering in a host of reforms for the U.S. health care system. And today, House Republicans are planning to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would repeal many of the ACA’s spending-related provisions and implement replacements for some aspects of… Read more about AHCA: The Aye or Nay? Edition of the Health Wonk Review
Trying to keep up with healthcare policy? The Health Wonk Review is hot off the press from our friend David Williams at the Health Business Blog. Enjoy!
HHS Secretary Tom Price was confirmed by the Senate last week, and the agency wasted no time in drafting new proposed regulations under his leadership. The new regulations are intended to stabilize the individual and small group health insurance markets. The comment period is only three weeks (it closes on March 7, 2017), which is… Read more about What do the proposed HHS regulations mean for Colorado’s individual market?
Steve Anderson hosted this week’s “#Alternative_Facts” edition of the Health Wonk Review, at medicareresources.org. It’s an excellent edition, and each entry in framed in terms of an #alternative_fact… of course, the alternative-ness depends a bit on your perspective. My favorite? Joe Paduda’s assessment that ACA repeal isn’t actually going to happen soon, and might not… Read more about Health Wonks Wonder… Will ACA Repeal Really Happen?
It’s a crazy time in healthcare and even the biggest health wonks are struggling to keep up. Get up to speed with the concisely written Health Wonk Review from our friend Joe Paduda. Hot off the press.
Julie Ferguson hosted the “Words Matter” edition of the Health Wonk Review this week, at Workers’ Comp Insider. Julie did an excellent job, as always, and there’s plenty of good stuff in this edition of the HWR. Some of my favorites are: Joe Paduda’s at-a-glance summary of the direction the GOP is likely headed in terms… Read more about Health Wonks know: Words Matter
On December 27, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit report (the full report is here) regarding Connect for Health Colorado’s use of federal start-up funding. This funding was provided for state-run exchanges to get their operations up and running in 2013 and 2014. To make a… Read more about Connect for Health Colorado and the OIG Audit Report
As of now, it appears that PEAK has various errors. If you’ve had coverage through PEAK in the past, submitting a financial determination for 2017 also re-determines your 2016 financial eligibility. This can cause major problems with your 1095-A, your billing, and your insurance plan. **NO Confirmed Fix Yet** I will update this page when there… Read more about PEAK Issues
Hank Stern hosted the Health Wonk Review this week, with a theme — Puppies and Kittens — designed to unite us around something we can all agree on, after a rough election season. There are tons of great entries in this edition of the HWR. Since I’m particularly focused on the future of healthcare reform,… Read more about Puppies and kittens and the future of healthcare reform