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Looking At Options For Colorado’s New Health Care Insurance Plan

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The Colorado State Captiol. March 12, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
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The Colorado State Captiol. March 12, 2020.

When it comes to health care, the high cost is often a barrier. It can mean not being able to afford insurance, inequity in treatment, and delaying care altogether. Colorado's new Public Option is supposed to address these issues. State lawmakers passed a bill to create the option in this year's legislative session, but no one knows yet what it'll look like. The state, along with insurers, doctors and hospitals, have a year to figure it out.

Senator Kerry Donovan, a Democrat from Vail, sponsored the legislation. Michael Conway is the insurance commissioner with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.