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Insurers step up to pay for Quitline

Seven insurance companies have agreed to pay for their members to use Quitline, the state-sponsored smoking cessation program. The agreement will effectively save the program because the state’s budget crunch caused its budget to be slashed. Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, Humana, Cigna, Denver Health Medical Plans, Colorado Access and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will pay for members. QuitLine’s… Continue Reading Insurers step up to pay for Quitline

Quitline funding burning up

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A public/private partnership might have come up with a way to reignite the services of the state-run Quitline. The Colorado Quitline, a free smoking cessation program from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, took a 50-percent cut and will only provide services to the uninsured, Medicaid recipients and pregnant women, starting Jan. 1.… Continue Reading Quitline funding burning up

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