Senator eyes the inconsistent cost of imaging in the Centennial State

A state senator in Colorado has taken to the online pages of a local news outlet to tell voters what she’s planning to focus on for the 2017 legislative session. It turns out healthcare is on her mind and medical imaging is in her sights.

“I carried a bipartisan bill to find out what exactly is driving the cost of individual health plans, and if switching Colorado’s geographic rating areas would help disperse the cost of health care for the high cost areas of the state,” writes Sen. Kerry Donovan. “[S]preading out cost does not get to the heart of what is really driving health care costs to go up, and why those of us outside the metro areas pay so much more for individual plans.”

Among other things, the study of which she speaks “highlighted that lab costs and imaging are more expensive for our communities when compared to other geographic areas.”

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