Tag Archives: Medicaid

Tipton’s Staff In Meeker This Week

A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours in Rio Blanco County this week. Tipton’s staff member will be in the area to assist constituents with issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Continue reading

MRH Looks To Become A Federally Qualified Health Center

The Moffat County Commissioners and The Craig City Council signed letters of support for Memorial Regional Health at their meetings yesterday endorsing Continue reading

CO Medicaid Takes Steps To Combat Opioids

The state’s Medicaid program has come up with a new way to combat the opioid epidemic. Health First Colorado will only pay for an initial seven-day Continue reading

CO Officials Talk Trump Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump released his budget for the fiscal year 2018 yesterday to mixed reviews, including those from Colorado elected officials. Proponents of the budget applauded trumps fiscal conservativeness, while opponents say the budget goes too far in cutting programs that specifically go to benefit the middle and lower class, like Medicaid. Some critics of the budget are also questioning the accuracy of its figures, claiming that some of the Continue reading

MOCO Social Services Doing An “Excellent Job” Processing Medicaid Applications

healthfirstco_logofinal_cmykAccording to the State of Colorado, 100% of the Medicaid applications filed since April by The Moffat County Social Services Department, have met state requirements for timeliness. Marc Williams from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, says that county Continue reading

MOCO Commissioners Release Letter to Give “Balance” To Sandrock Ridge Concerns

sandrock-ridgeThe Moffat County Commissioners have released a letter in response to the issues that were raised, by the staff and residents from Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab, at their meeting on Tuesday. Their problems stem from long wait times for Medicaid applications and communication problems with the Moffat Continue reading

Sandrock Ridge Asks For Help With Medicaid Issues

sandrock-ridgeNumerous staff members and residents from Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation showed up to the County Commissioners meeting yesterday, to ask for the County’s assistance in expediting processing of Medicaid applications, Continue reading

Flu Shot Clinics This Week

seasonal-flu-300There will be two flu shot clinics this week in Craig. North West Colorado Health is hosting a flu clinic tomorrow at the Boys and Girls Club in Craig from 4 to 6, and Thursday at the Northwest Colorado Health Office from 3 to 6. Flu and pneumonia shots will be available at both clinics for adults and children. Participants are asked to bring their Medicaid, CHP+ or insurance card. Low cost options will Continue reading

Hickenlooper Outlines Budget to Lawmakers

budget-cuts-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has told lawmakers about his plans to cut college funding and dip into a savings account in a plan to address a big budget shortfall. Hickenlooper made his comments before a panel of state lawmakers yesterday, presenting his budget for next fiscal year. There is a projected shortfall of $373 Continue reading

Hickenlooper Trying to Balance State Budget

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is proposing reducing funding to public colleges and dipping into the state’s savings account for education to close a $373 million shortfall in next year’s $27 billion budget. The plan outlined yesterday serves as a blueprint for lawmakers as they craft a budget next spring. The state has a Continue reading

Haven in Hayden Accepting new Residents

HAVEN-300The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden is accepting new residents. The 20-bed nonprofit assisted living facility is owned and operated by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Continue reading

State Launches Diabetes Awareness Campaign

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health care program for low-income residents. The state Department of Public Health and Environment said yesterday the program aims to reduce diabetes rates and health care costs by teaching people how to Continue reading