Tagged with policy making

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

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

Seeking caregivers for focus groups

Seeking caregivers for focus groups

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) wants to expand their stakeholder engagement efforts to include additional input from those who provide care for dual eligible (Medicaid and Medicare) clients. Sign up now to take part in a focus group that will make sure to incorporate the voices of those most affected by changes in the system. Continue reading