Category: Organizations

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Fact Check: While Praising Pandemic Response, Polis Administration Is Still Wrong About Hospital Costs

January 12, 2021 / State of Reform

As Colorado works hard to overcome COVID-19, the Polis Administration has adopted a friendlier tone when talking about hospitals. But the administration continues to repeat some of the same misinformation that was used against hospital systems before the pandemic.

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Fact Check: Does Colorado Need More Doctors and Hospital Beds?

July 7, 2020 / Quote Wizard

A recent press report concluded the number of doctors and hospital beds in Colorado, relative to our state’s population, was much lower than the national average. This contradicts claims that hospitals and healthcare facilities have been overbuilt in our state.

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Fact Check: Does the Business Community Really Support the Polis Administration’s Public Option?

December 9, 2019 / Small Business Majority

A national group called the Small Business Majority recently published a column claiming the proposed public option “will greatly help our state’s job creators and small business employees access the affordable health coverage they need for their growth and success.” But upon closer examination, the group is misrepresenting the real concerns of the Colorado business community to provide political cover for the Polis administration.

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Fact Check: Should the Price of Healthcare Services Be Benchmarked Against Medicare Reimbursement Rates?

August 7, 2019 / Colorado Business Group on Health, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, Rand Corp.

Advocates for government price controls and the public option are attacking Colorado hospitals with a rebranded research paper from Rand Corp. But even the authors of the paper admit their numbers are shaky.

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