On Jan. 1, eleven provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – that is, the national health care reform law – will go into effect. Here are some of the provisions (click here for a complete list and details on funding mechanisms):
By Rich Jones Director of Policy and Research The Bell Policy Center
Posted on Colorado Trust's Community Connections blog
Colorado and the nation are slowly beginning to recover from the most wrenching economic recession since the Great Depression. However, even as the economy recovers, revenues to fund public services such as Medicaid are not likely to return to pre-recession levels any time soon.
We got another dose of bad budget news on Tuesday (1/27). There will be significant cuts this year and next. As lawmakers move forward, we offer some principles we think should serve as guideposts. We will be communicating them each and every chance we get to talk to lawmakers, our allies, the media and the general public.
Dear Senator Bennet: We welcome and respect your leadership as one of the senators negotiating possible changes in the economic stimulus package. We want to share our perspectives on several aspects of the package and their impact on promoting opportunity of all Coloradans.
The Colorado Department of Health Care and Policy Financing (HCPF) is responsible for administering the state???s Medicaid program and other federally subsidized health care programs for children, the disabled, elderly, low-income and uninsured Coloradoans.
The Department of Human Services has 11 budget areas: Child Welfare, Disability Services, Division of Youth Services, Mental Health & Alcohol/Drug Abuse, County Administration, Executive Director???s Office, Information Technology, Operations, Child Care, Adult Assistance and Self-Sufficiency.
Senate Bill 07-02 promotes opportunity by extending vital health care coverage to our most vulnerable young adults as they transition from the foster care system into adulthood. The bill does this by addressing a fundamental flaw in the foster care system, known as ???aging out.??? This refers to the sudden end of resources such as health benefits when a foster youth turns 18.