Straight talk on health care reform – most current and archive

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Published Date: November 18, 2010
Author: Semro, Bob

Oct. 7, 2014
Claims on seniors and ACA in Senate race don't mesh with facts

Oct. 7, 2014
Colorado's health exchange on its way to meeting budget goals

Oct. 3, 2014
Narrowing networks is all about costs, but it also can lead to lower premiums

September 8, 2014
Many campaign ads criticize the ACA, but how accurate are the claims?

August 21, 2014
Colorado a role model on health reforms, and that didn't happen by accident

August 11, 2014
Seniors 'unfavorable' on ACA, but many have seen substantial benefits

August 5, 2014
Website allows consumers to compare prices for hospital procedures

July 17, 2014
Surveys show ACA working, popular with enrollees (and still no ‘alternative')

June 30, 2014
Too soon to say on '15 insurance rates, but there are trends worth noting

June 12, 2014
Health insurance premiums can be (and always have been) volatile

April 28, 2014
Numbers tell the story of ACA's success, but they also show millions missing out

April 14, 2010
Coming to a TV near you: Misleading advertising on ACA

March 26, 2014
Long overdue 'Medicare doc fix' was in sight ... until politics took over

March 18, 2014
Wondering what happens if you don't buy health insurance by March 31? Here are some answers ...

March 7, 2014
Opponents float another 'replacement,' but most Americans want to keep ACA

Feb. 24, 2014
Report finds health reforms help reduce debt, personal bankruptcies

Feb. 6, 2014
Affordable Care Act a 'job killer'? No, that's not what the CBO report said

Jan. 16, 2014
Enrollment of young people in ACA likely to improve with time

Jan. 13, 2014
Is health care spending really going down?

Dec. 5, 2013
Repeal and replace the ACA? What is the proposed alternative?

Nov. 14, 2103
Grandfathered plans, the ACA and the 'If you like your plan ...' pledge

Oct. 31, 2013
Opposition to ACA could have consequences for millions

Oct. 18, 2013
Seniors, don't let noise over ACA distract you from Medicare enrollment

Oct. 9, 2013
On the health insurance rollout, best to take the long view

Sept. 20, 2013
Check out our tool kit for health insurance information

Sept. 3, 2013
A quick look at insurance rates, by region and level of coverage

Aug. 20, 2013
Insurance rates in and out of exchange reflect competitive market

Aug. 1, 2013
Website, online report offer good, solid information on ACA for Coloradans

July 10, 2013
The role of the 'employer mandate' in the Affordable Care Act

June 26, 2013
Cost curve is bending, and it's not just the recession, according to research

June 6, 2013
Long-term care a looming crisis, but Colorado takes an important step

May 31, 2013
Details on health insurance exchange emerge as companies make proposals

May 7, 2103
"Connect for Health Colorado" is name for health insurance exchange

March 22, 2013
Happy birthday, Affordable Care Act! You've been good for Colorado

March 20, 2013
Expansion of Medicaid eligibility will help many low-income baby boomers

Feb. 21, 2013
Related webinar: Baby Boomers, Seniors and the Long-Term Care Challenge, presentation by Bob Semro to the Society of Certified Senior Associates

Feb. 19, 2013
Related post: Health Foundation report shows positive impact of Medicaid expansion

Jan. 29, 2013
All Payer Claims Database designed to reduce costs, improve health care

Jan. 25, 2013
Colorado's health insurance exchange on track for launch in October

Jan. 13, 2013
Related webinar: Seniors and the Affordable Care Act, presentation by Bob Semro to the Society of Certified Senior Associates

Nov. 1, 2012
Americans save $2.1 billion on insurance premiums, thanks to ACA

Oct. 16, 2012
Comparing the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts model

Oct. 5, 2012
About that $716 billion 'cut' to Medicare mentioned in the debate ...

Oct. 4, 2012
Medicare advisory board in the news (again) after presidential debate

Sept. 22, 2012
Related presentation: The Affordable Care Act – after the Supreme Court ruling, presentation by Bob Semro to the League of Women Voters of Colorado

August 17, 2012
The debate over Medicare and $716 billion in "cuts"

August 10, 2012
The Affordable Care Act and taxpayers – Who pays what?

August 2, 2012
The costs of expanding (or not expanding) Medicaid

June 26, 2012
More small businesses likely to offer health benefits under state's exchange

May 24, 2012
Latest Medicare data shows more seniors benefit from health reforms

April 26, 2012
Columns by congressmen misleading on Medicare, ACA reforms

March 30, 2012
Would you be required to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act?

March 29, 2012
Notable numbers on second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

March 22, 2012
Supreme Court preview: Arguments for and against the mandate

March 15, 2012
The Supreme Court and the individual mandate

Feb. 8, 2012
Affordable Care Act saving seniors money, closing 'donut hole'

Jan. 30, 2012
Here's a chart to help you understand the misunderstood 'individual mandate'

Jan. 11, 2012
Medical loss ratio has potential to bend the cost curve on premiums

Dec. 8, 2011
'Get Covered Colorado' website explains health benefit marketplace

Nov. 21, 2011
Survey shows one-third of Coloradans lack adequate health insurance

Nov. 15, 2011
Cutting health care spending not the same as cutting costs

Oct. 19, 2011
Medicare Advantage alive and well under Affordable Care Act

Sept. 21, 2011
More young Coloradans insured, and reforms aim for further expansion

Aug. 23, 2011
Debate over repeal makes for lively TV, offers insights, different viewpoints

Aug. 17, 2011
As health care reforms unveiled, it's important to keep an eye on details

Aug. 10, 2011
Medicare, Medicaid reach milestone, but budget battle could bring changes

July 27, 2011
Medicare advisory board getting 'death panel' treatment

July 21, 2011
The Gang of Six and health care reform

July 14, 2011
Deficit-reduction plans target provider fees, Medicaid support

June 21, 2011
Waivers maintain coverage, allow time for compliance

June 15, 2011
Both sides argue individual mandate in appeals court in Atlanta

June 7, 2011
Reform's individual mandate at heart of legal challenges

May 25, 2011
Ryan budget plan and impact on Medicaid in Colorado

May 18, 2011
Ryan plan is all about budget, but it also is health care overhaul

May 6, 2011
The false promise of health care compacts

March 30, 2011
Bipartisan effort to create health exchange a good step forward

March 11, 2011
HOPE Act an empty promise for Colorado

March 8, 2011
How much do you know about health care reform? (Part 2)

March 1, 2011
How much do you know about health care reform?

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Feb. 1, 2011
Hospital provider fee working, aiding Coloradans

Dec. 29, 2010
January 1 a milestone date
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Dec. 14, 2010
Health insurance rate review
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Nov. 18, 2010
Reforms not a key driver on cost of premiums

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