Looking back over the past year, Family Voices Colorado has a lot to be proud of – read on for some highlights of our achievements and impact in 2013, and a preview of what 2014 may bring.
Tom Rose, Executive Director, shares updates on existing and new programs: During the past year I have often been asked how Family Voices is weathering this time of transition, and what we are doing to prepare for the upcoming changes to the health care system. In case you, too, are curious, this is what we have been up to…
Suzette Elledge is the Program Manager for Health Coverage, formerly responsible for coordinating the Medical Home Certification program, moving into a role overseeing Family Voices’ involvement with the new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Although her employment with Family Voices Colorado (FVC) began in 2009, she first got involved with us some 12 years ago, when her two sons, Jacob and Joshua, were diagnosed with autism.
Family Voices Colorado was recently approved to become an Assistance Site with Colorado’s Connect for Health Assistance Network, made up of 58 organizations providing in-person assistance to customers of the new health insurance marketplace starting in October.
If you have questions about how “sequestration” affects health care programs, or would like to know more about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Colorado, check out these updates and resources.
In his Inaugural Address today, President Obama spoke eloquently about the publicly funded programs that ensure vulnerable people have access to the care and services they need: “We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health …
Advocacy groups share feedback from consumers about what features are important in the new Colorado Health Benefit Exchange; the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative is looking for real people’s stories of health insurance challenges; and upcoming events for families and professionals.
Family Voices Colorado joins other advocacy groups in applauding Governor Hickenlooper’s decision, announced yesterday, that Colorado will move forward with the Medicaid expansion called for under the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act requires that a package of “Essential Health Benefits” (EHB) be covered in all health insurance plans sold in Exchanges and in all non-grandfathered individual and small group policies for plan years beginning in or after 2014. Family Voices has been tracking the development of EHB with concern for how they will affect children with special health care needs.
With President Obama’s reelection, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Read up on “Seven Things You Need to Know Now,” including the new protections and benefits that are already in place, and the changes coming in the next two years, in this article from Consumer Reports.