The Partnership for a Healthy Colorado has launched a Web site, www.healthypartnership.org, and a radio advertising campaign to highlight health care reform and attempt to engage people in the health care reform process. The push comes as the governor’s commission on health care reform is preparing to meet a January deadline to report to the legislature about proposals for reforming the state’s health care system.
Local hospital pharmacy departments are working to keep a growing, nationwide issue of drug shortages from affecting patient care. “We spend an extraordinary amount of time problem-solving and coming up with ways to mitigate any drug shortages the hospital is experiencing,” said Christopher Martin, the pharmacy manager at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. “Any hospital that […]
The head of Colorado’s Division of Insurance is working to guarantee residents retain certain health insurance benefits. Earlier this month, Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor about proposed rule changes with association health plans. “What we are mostly concerned with is we don’t want to take a […]
“I think the insurance companies are lobbying so heavily at that level, it will be left up to the states,” she said. While the principles set up by the small-business group are laudable, she doesn’t believe reform will be comprehensive.
Local health care and employee benefit experts will discuss growing health insurance costs for employers and offer solutions at an upcoming panel. “[The panel] is intended to give a sense of the landscape on employer-provided benefits in the area, particularly for small businesses,” said Andrea Baldrica, panelist and senior vice president of employee benefits at […]
The days of Baby Boomers being the largest demographic in the U.S. are coming to an end, as the Millennial population is projected to surpass the older generation in the next year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The shift likely will trigger changes in several industries, including health care, because of vast generational differences. […]