Medicaid Buy-In: Episode#3- Interview with Dylan Roberts

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Dylan RobertsDylan is the state representative for Colorado House District 26. In that role he serves as the chair of multiple committees, including the Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee, the Capital Development Committee and the Judiciary Committee. He is also the Deputy District Attorney for Colorado’s 5th Judicial District.

Highlights from this episode

  • Demand from his constituents to address the excessive high costs of healthcare and insurance
  • Bringing in more competition and new savings measures
  • Overview of CO plan / proposal
  • Problems with 22 counties that only have 1 option on exchange
  • Bill to examine public option proposal in 2019
  • Stakeholder meetings and actuarial analysis
  • Use of reference-based rates for hospitals as key to allowing plans to offer cheaper products
  • Advice on policies and systems states need to have in place for public option to work
  • High healthcare costs in CO as driver for change; political pressure to find a solution
  • Compared to Washington (state) public option bill in 2019
  • Provider support of plan
  • Using Medicare rates as benchmark for public option plan facility rates
  • Longer term benefits to facilities of public option models
  • Predicting uptake of public option model nationwide

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