Medicaid http://aspenpublicradio.org en Locals Adjust to New Health Care Plans http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/locals-adjust-new-health-care-plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Adjusting to new health insurance rules has been a big shift for just about everyone involved in health care--whether it's patients, nurses or insurance workers. Six months ago the Affordable Care Act started requiring nearly everyone have insurance. We were curious to do a check-up and find out how patients are getting used to new healthcare plans.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:09:13 +0000 Elise Thatcher 20127 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Locals Adjust to New Health Care Plans Medicaid Applicants Outpace Private Insurance Registrants In Tri-County Area http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/medicaid-applicants-outpace-private-insurance-registrants-tri-county-area <p></p><p>Last month, several people raced to sign up for health insurance before the March 31st deadline. Many of those patients qualified for the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program. Turns out, more people signed up for Medicaid than for private insurance in the tri-county area that includes Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties. Now, doctor’s offices that handle these patients are trying to keep up. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:46:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17096 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Medicaid Applicants Outpace Private Insurance Registrants In Tri-County Area 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 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-3 <p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services provides aid and programs to over 450 developmentally disabled individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Adult programs are a large part of the organization; they provice several housing options, assist in employment opportunities, offer medical care and have a variety of enrichment services, which consist of recreational activities and volunteering for other local groups. This week, Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, discuss Mountain Valley's housing programs and share memorable stories of finding employment for their clients. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10441 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-2 <p></p><p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services is a non-profit who provides services and support to over 450 individuals with developmental disabilities in Eagle, Lake, Garfield and Pitkin county. The most common issue Mountain Valley works with is children prone to developmental disabilities. Executive Director Bruce Christensen and Human Resources director Dana Peterson, discuss Mountain Valley's children and family programs. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:28:22 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10112 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 2