by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, September 29, 2011
“Colorado House Republicans temporarily have blocked the CO Health Benefit Exchange board from applying for a $22 million grant … to set up the technology infrastructure needed to operate an online health insurance marketplace beginning in 2014″ -Den Bus. Journal Continue reading →
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, September 20, 2011
Eye-popping salaries proposed for employees of the health benefits exchange being formed in Colorado grabbed the attention of Republicans and Democrats alike. Continue reading →
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, September 16, 2011
The draft budget for the Colorado Health Care Exchange includes six-figure salaries for CEO, CFO, COO, and the Chief Communications Officer. Continue reading →
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, September 1, 2011
The cost of the Obamacare health control law will cost taxpayers more than expected. Employers will drop coverage because the penalties are low. They will also drop coverage because mandates effectively eliminate insurance brokers who help employers find good deals. Continue reading →
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, August 30, 2011
State-based insurance exchanges will be largely controlled by federal edicts. They will not give Americans the same insurances choices as Congress members, and they limit choice. Continue reading →
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, August 15, 2011
The problem is that the actual insurance that health plans offer may be fairly lousy — perhaps just a little better than the typical managed care plan offered under Medicaid. That’s because of the way these insurance products are going to be regulated, and the way they will be priced under the federal scheme.
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, July 27, 2011
Government has no business running health benefits exchanges. They compete with private ventures. Politico reports: “To some observers, the growing interest in private health exchanges indicates that employers would be less likely to send their employees to the public exchanges to take advantage of public subsidies.”
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, July 18, 2011
ObamaCare threatens the solvency of private health plans, which will significantly reduce consumer choice and increase costs. …[In] Colorado, where one large health plan has already announced plans to leave the state, Graham’s analysis demonstrates a “cascade” of insolvency, whereby only five of the ten largest plans in 2009 will be operating in 2017.
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, July 6, 2011
Last week Governor Hickenlooper’s office announced the members of the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Board. Paul Howard and Stephen T. Parente write why such exchanges are built to fail. Because of a “litany of new minimum-insurance requirements and regulations … health insurance purchased through an exchange will likely end up more expensive than it is now.”
by Brian T. Schwartz | 6:54 am, May 6, 2011
In the Denver Post: “Say a street thug breaks your nose, robs you, and then offers to “help” by driving you to the hospital. Would you accept? But some Colo. legislators are accepting – by supporting the Washington-controlled health insurance exchange in Senate Bill 11-200.”« go back — keep looking »
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