State lawmakers will get their first chance this week to shape the federal health care law for Colorado. The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up new “health insurance exchanges.” Exchanges are new marketplaces where coverage will be very cheap for people who don’t make much money. That’s what many in health care are hoping, anyway. This week legislative work begins on Colorado’s health insurance exchange. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

One Response to Examining the Notion of Health Insurance Exchanges

  1. Tino Mendine says:

    Eric Whitney Rocks !!

News

Getty Images
October 23, 2017 | FA · “The reality is that Eric Garner died at the hands of a police force and a criminal justice system that were designed entirely by white people, for the most part,” says journalist Matt Taibbi.
 

October 23, 2017 | NPR · Bill O’Reilly denies allegations of serial sexual harassment and has said no one at Fox News filed complaints about his behavior. That’s false, former Fox News star Kelly said Monday: “I complained.”
 

Getty Images
October 23, 2017 | NPR · The Army judge, Col. Jeffrey Nance, posed the question of whether the sergeant could receive a fair trial after comments made by the president, who has repeatedly called Bergdahl a traitor.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
October 23, 2017 | FA · “The reality is that Eric Garner died at the hands of a police force and a criminal justice system that were designed entirely by white people, for the most part,” says journalist Matt Taibbi.
 

AMC
October 23, 2017 | NPR · Season seven saw a drop in ratings after a plot twist that traumatized the show’s loyal audience. Now, in season eight, The Walking Dead‘s heroes fight back.
 

Getty Images
October 23, 2017 | NPR · The Gold Star father who made headlines last year after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention has a new memoir, An American Family, about growing up in Pakistan and coming to America.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 23, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Before there was TV, before there were movies, before there was YouTube, people used songs to tell stories.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 23, 2017 | NPR · On “288,” Anna St. Louis’ fingerpicked patterns wander through John Fahey and Elizabeth Cotten fields, her voice soft and warm like tall grass in a long day’s sun.
 

Redferns
October 23, 2017 | NPR · While many fans know Brown for her later career — focused on blues, jazz and show tunes — her early chart-topping contributions to the canon of American popular music should not be forgotten.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab