Medicaid

9:01am

Tue August 26, 2014
Shots - Health News

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 6:13 am

State Medicaid programs now have to cover a range of treatments for autism.
iStockphoto

When Yuri Maldonado's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she learned that getting him the therapy he needed from California's Medicaid plan for low-income children was going to be tough.

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5:00am

Mon August 25, 2014
Health

Community Health Centers Preparing To Serve Surge In Medicaid Patients

A colorful banner hangs in the hallway of Sunrise Community Health's Monfort family clinic
Erin O'Toole KUNC

More than 300,000 Coloradans have gained health coverage since October 2013, following the launch of the new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. That includes 178,000 new enrollees in Medicaid through the state’s expansion of the program.

All the activity has created a spike in demand that has been tough for many healthcare providers to keep up with.

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4:30am

Mon June 23, 2014
Health

New Hepatitis C Drug's Cost A Steep Climb For Colorado

Screencap of the website for Sovaldi, a new drug to treat hepatitis C.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Starting in June, Colorado’s Medicaid agency will cover a breakthrough hepatitis C drug on a case-by-case basis, while it decides who will qualify for the potentially life-saving drug, and who will not.

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8:30am

Fri April 4, 2014
Mental Health

For A Diagnosis Of Both Mental Illness And A Disability There Are Gaps In The System

Alex Meredith, 29, draws at the family home in Littleton, Colo., Feb. 17, 2014. Meredith was diagnosed with autism when he was very young. He also displayed symptoms of mental illness.
Joe Mahoney I-News

8:00am

Thu April 3, 2014
Health

Next Steps For Colorado And The Affordable Care Act

Colorado's healthcare exchange as it appears April 3, 2014. Information about completing enrollment post-deadline appears prominantly on the homepage.
Jim Hill KUNC

Like other states that opted to run their own exchange, Colorado spent several years and hundreds of millions in federal dollars to create an insurance marketplace specifically tailored for Coloradans.

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