Tagged with health care reform

Staff Spotlight: Suzette Elledge

Staff Spotlight: Suzette Elledge

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. Continue reading

The commitments we make to each other

The commitments we make to each other

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 … Continue reading

Health Care News Roundup

Health Care News Roundup

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. Continue reading

Essential Health Benefits and the Affordable Care Act

Essential Health Benefits and 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. Continue reading