Highlights and News Archive

September 2014

Sep 15, 2014

You can help design a new funding plan for higher ed

Something very important to the future of Colorado is going on, and you have a chance to be a part of it.

We're not talking about the upcoming election, though that's important.

No, we're talking about the restructuring of how our state colleges and universities are funded – a process that, for the first time, will reward institutions in part for how well students succeed and how well institutions meet the needs of all types of students.

Sep 8, 2014

Straight talk on health care reform: TV ads and the ACA

Every time we turn on the TV, we see a new political ad opposing the Affordable Care Act. How do some of these claims stand up to closer examination?

Claim: 355,000 Coloradans have received cancellation notices for health insurance policies.

What you need to know: It's true that thousands of Coloradans were notified in 2013 that their policies would not be renewed in 2014. Note the time frame: It was a one-time event, prompted by provisions in the ACA that required insurance policies to meet minimum standards.