Thursday, June 23, 2011

Colorado news roundup: Debate over 'skin in the game' and kids' insurance misses the point

Some folks argued during the state's legislative session that ended in May that recipients of public health insurance for kids should have "skin in the game," meaning they should be required to pay premiums. All well and good, but what if parents can't afford the premiums or refuse to pay? What happens to the children who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of the program? An estimated 2,400 children would have gone without health coverage had a measure to impose premiums become law.

A columnist for Huffington Post Denver weighs in on the issue in today's Colorado news roundup. Check out his perspective, along with links to all the day's public-policy news.

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