By Mountain Family Health Centers
We enjoyed a recent write-up by the Commonwealth Fund about the positive impact of Medicaid expansion. Here’s an excerpt: “Health centers in Medicaid expansion states, compared to those in nonexpansion (sic) states, were significantly more likely to report improvements in their financial stability (69% vs. 41%) and in their ability to provide affordable care to patients (76% vs. 52%) since the ACA took effect. They have also been somewhat more likely to operate under a value-based payment model, like the patient-centered medical home.” Click here to read the full report.
Colorado legislators passed several health care bills this year, including more than one effort to reduce the cost of insurance premiums. Click here to read an excellent piece by the Colorado Sun on what passed and how each measure is supposed to benefit Coloradans. (Select “Health Care” a little ways down the page in order to jump to that section.)