Obamacare http://aspenpublicradio.org en State Fails To Make Insurance Prices User Friendly http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/state-fails-make-insurance-prices-user-friendly <p>If you have health insurance, you can now look up how much it might cost you next year. Colorado's insurance office has posted all rate changes for the coming year, to make sure residents know whether their premiums are going up--and why. But actually finding that information can take hours, and may not turn up results at all.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:25:53 +0000 Elise Thatcher 23551 at http://aspenpublicradio.org State Fails To Make Insurance Prices User Friendly Christie, Governors On Immigrant Kids, Republican Image http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/christie-governors-immigrant-kids-republican-image <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 115%;">A handful of Republican governors spoke on a panel at the Aspen Institute last night to a packed house. That included New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Chris Christie. Improving government was the top theme of the night--- and some trash talk about the Democratic Party.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:48:50 +0000 Elise Thatcher 22079 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Christie, Governors On Immigrant Kids, Republican Image Mountain Edition - June 19th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-june-19th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>There were surprising new developments this week in an Aspen murder case. We’ll have the latest.</p><p>The Pitkin County Commissioners approve a stop-gap measure to prevent mega events in environmentally sensitive areas. A huge wedding on the back of Aspen mountain prompted the move.</p><p>In Aspen Governor Hickenlooper apologizes to law enforcement for mistakes made with the state’s new gun laws.</p><p>Several sheriffs in Aspen for a conference are concerned about legal marijuana.</p><p>And, employers are figuring out pot and drug policies for workers.</p><p>Finally, we check in with newly insured locals who purchased health insurance plans through the state exchange.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 20290 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - June 19th, 2014 Health Insurance Deadline Nears; Enrollment Events Ramp Up http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/health-insurance-deadline-nears-enrollment-events-ramp <p></p><p>The deadline for most Coloradans to get health insurance in 2014 is less than two weeks away and, efforts to get people covered is ramping up. Connect for Health Colorado will hold events in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Rifle over the next two weeks.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the state-run health insurance exchange says 100,000 people have already purchased plans on their website and they expect a surge of interest as the deadline gets closer.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:49:55 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15695 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Health Insurance Deadline Nears; Enrollment Events Ramp Up Pitkin County Sees Spike in Medicaid Enrollees http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-sees-spike-medicaid-enrollees <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Affordable Care Act is helping low income residents in the Roaring Fork Valley get health insurance. That’s according to officials who oversee programs for the poor. More people are signing up for Medicaid and others are purchasing insurance plans from the state exchange. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen&nbsp;reports.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:39:57 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14820 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County Sees Spike in Medicaid Enrollees