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TMCNet:  The Colorado Health Foundation Supports Medicaid Expansion Decision by Governor Hickenlooper

[January 03, 2013]

The Colorado Health Foundation Supports Medicaid Expansion Decision by Governor Hickenlooper

DENVER --(Business Wire)--

The Colorado Health Foundation (the Foundation) today supported Governor John Hicklenlooper's decision to expand Medicaid coverage in Colorado. By strengthening Medicaid, tens of thousands of vulnerable Coloradans wil have access to quality health coverage, in the process benefitting Coloradans through increased Medicaid program efficiencies and an anticipated reduction in hospital cost shifting.


The Foundation's president and CEO Anne Warhover said, "We at the Colorado Health Foundation applaud the governor's announcement today. Expanding Medicaid to provide quality health coverage for additional numbers of Colorado's most vulnerable citizens is an important step toward the goal of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. At the same time, providing health coverage for more Coloradans is a solid down payment on Colorado's economic future. As the data make clear, providing quality health coverage is an important building block for a healthy, productive and economically strong Colorado."

About the Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation works to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation by increasing the number of Coloradans with health insurance, ensuring they have access to quality, coordinated care and encouraging healthy living. The Foundation invests in the community through grants and initiatives to health-related nonprofits that focus on these goals, as well as operating medical education programs to increase the health care workforce. For more information, please visit www.ColoradoHealth.org.


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