Current health news and information

Paonia presentation 6/25/17… ‘Opening the Black Box’

National News:

Why US Health Care Costs Defy Common Sense. … CNN opinion by  Elisabeth Rosenthal

Actual score : H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Congressional Budget Office score 6/26/2017. NY Times article

Unpacking The Senates Take On ACA Repeal And Replace.   by Timothy Jost and Sara Rosenbaum,  6. 22.17

Kaiser Health Care Poll 6/23/2017

Colorado Health Institute comparison chart on Health Care Plans (updated 6.23.17)

Health overhaul will hurt Coloradans. Colorado Center on Law and Policy. 6.22.17

Why Republicans can’t fix health insurance: the more market-oriented your approach the more it’s going to cost. (Vox, 5.25.17)

Current GOP health care bill would be a ‘disaster’ for states, says Colorado Governor.

State News:

AARP says the AHCA would boost healthcare expenses for older Americans. (The Denver Channel , 5.23.17)

The Affordable Care Act and it’s impact on Colorado’s Congressional Districts‘ by The State Health Access Data Assistance Center

Colorado budget shortfall may hit healthcare spending (Colorado Springs Business Journal).

Colorado Hospitals, Healthcare experts give GOP’s repeal a shaky prognosis (Gazette).

Colorado budget cuts rural hospitals (The Denver Post).

High risk pools been there done. (CO Health Initiative). 

Recommended reading (and viewing):

AN AMERICAN SICKNESS: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.  by Elisabeth Rosenthal

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal: Getting Big Business out of Health Care. (Commonwealth Club presentation April 24, 2017)