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Health Care Cost Shift

Who's Cost-Shifting Now?

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Everyone agrees that healthcare spending is out of control and the cost spiral is unsustainable. The cure for this sickness seems, however, elusive.

Gov. Hickenlooper's Veto of SB 213 Insults Low-Income Parents

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

For some families, SB 213 would have increased the Child Health Plan Plus enrollment fee to $20 per month. It's insulting to eligible parents to suggest that they would not pay the increased fees.

Amendment 63 vs. Cost-Shift Hypocrisy

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

Supporters of mandatory insurance only claim to oppose cost-shifting. In practice, they support policies that, like mandatory insurance, add to the very cost-shifting they claim to object to.

For-Profit Health Insurance Is Responsible for Large Cost-Shift to Consumers/Taxpayers

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

False assumptions that drive the current U.S. health care reform debate are often expressed as common buzzwords: Choice, Competition, Government Bureaucracy.