Tag Archives: Medicaid

Child Advocates Weigh In On Future of Kids Coverage

This week the Children’s Campaign and more than a dozen other child health advocates submitted a letter to a Congressional advisory group on the future of children’s health coverage. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) requested stakeholder comment …

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Inform Medicaid Improvements: Lend Your Expertise to Strengthen Health Care Delivery in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is eagerly seeking input from a wide variety of stakeholders on ideas for strengthening and improving the delivery of health care services for the more than 1 million Coloradans served …

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Reports Point to Importance of Continued Investment in Health Coverage for Kids

Two new national reports released this week point to the crucial importance of continuing to invest in public health insurance options for children. The bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus found that public health coverage provided through Medicaid and the Children’s Health …

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Administrative Change Encourages Screening for Postpartum Depression & Improves Family-Centered Care in Medicaid

Nearly 10,000 Colorado women per year—more than one in every 10 Colorado women who give birth—reported experiencing postpartum depressive symptoms, according to data from the national Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). That makes depression the most common complication of pregnancy. …

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More than 124,000 Coloradans Use New Marketplace to Buy Health Coverage

Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s new health insurance marketplace, closed its first open enrollment period on March 31. Connect for Health reported this week that more than 124,000 Coloradans signed up for private health insurance between October 1, 2013 and …

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Fast Fact – Apr. 11, 2014

Across Colorado, nearly 16 percent of children who were eligible for health coverage through Medicaid or CHP+ were not enrolled (EBNE) in either program in 2012. In some counties, such as Routt and Pitkin, more than a third of all …

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New Colorado Health Institute Analysis Shows Thousands of Colorado Kids Eligible for Public Health Coverage but Not Enrolled

The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) this week released its annual count of children who are eligible for Medicaid or the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) but not enrolled, often referred to as EBNE. The new analysis shows that in 2012, …

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Twelve Months Coverage Policy A Big Win for Health of Colorado Kids

This week, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced that children in Medicaid will be able to keep their coverage for 12 months, regardless of changes in family size or income. This is a huge win for …

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Fast Fact – Feb. 14, 2014

In Fiscal Year 2012-2013, 31 percent of Colorado kids ages birth to 18 (nearly 413,000 children) were enrolled in Medicaid at some point during the year. Medicaid serves children in families with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal …

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Newly Released Census Data Show Colorado’s High Rate of Child Poverty Persists, but Continued Progress on Getting Kids Insured

Colorado’s child poverty rate was higher in 2012 than during the worst years of the Great Recession, according to data from the American Community Survey released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new data show that in 2012, 18 …

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