[…] Colorado has been taking an active role in reforming healthcare for some time now. And our legislators are obviously still focusing on healthcare reform at a state level, from several different angles. Based on the initiative the state has shown over the last few years, I’m guessing that if the state waivers are available from HHS as of 2014, Colorado will likely take advantage of the opportunity to craft at least some aspects of our own healthcare regulation.
[…] it really doesn’t make sense for an individual state to set up its own single payer health insurance system. We absolutely need to focus on providing access to health care for the people of Colorado who don’t have health insurance. But it makes more sense to expand programs that are already here.
[…] House bills 1273 and 1293 both generate discussion about what we can do to provide health insurance to the 800,000 people in Colorado who are without health insurance. I’m doubtful that HB 1273 will get much traction in its current form, but perhaps it will add to the dialog that is going on at the capital, and generate ideas that will lead to solutions for Colorado.