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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards & Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, July 16, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care.

 

The Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care, whose members are appointed by the house, senate, and governor, will study the health care market and make recommendations to the general assembly and to the Governor on how to improve the quality, price, and accessibility of health care for Colorado.

 

  • Elizabeth Arenales of Denver, to serve as a representative from an organization representing consumers and who understands consumers with chronic medical conditions, and as a Democrat from the First Congressional District. Appointed by the Speaker of the House on June 24, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Jeffrey J. Cain, M.D., FAAFP of Denver, to serve as a health care provider who is not employed by a hospital and who is a physician recommended by a statewide society or association whose membership includes at least one-third of the doctors of medicine or osteopathy licensed in the State, and as a Democrat from the First Congressional District. Appointed by the President of the Senate on June 30, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Rebecca Cordes, of Denver, to serve as a representative of large, self-insured Colorado businesses, and as a Democrat from the First Congressional District. Appointed by the Governor on July 15, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Greg D’Argonne of Littleton, to serve as a person with expertise in health care payment and delivery, and as a Republican from the Second Congressional District. Appointed by the House Minority Leader on June 20, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Steve ErkenBrack of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of carriers offering health plans in the state, and as a Republican from the Third Congressional District. Appointed by the Senate Minority Leader on June 30, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Ira Gorman, PT, Ph.D of Evergreen, to serve as a health care provider who is not employed by a hospital and is not a physician, and as a Democrat from the Second Congressional District. Appointed by the President of the Senate on June 30, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Linda Gorman of Greenwood Village, to serve as a health care economist, and as a Republican from the Sixth Congressional District. Appointed by the Senate Minority Leader on June 30, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • William Neish Lindsay III, of Centennial, to serve as a representative of licensed health insurance producers, and as an Unaffiliated from the Sixth Congressional District. Appointed by the Governor on July 7, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Marcy Morrison of Manitou Springs, to serve as a representative from an organization representing consumers, and as a Republican from the Fifth Congressional District. Appointed by the Speaker of the House on June 24, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Dorothy Ann Perry, PhD of Pueblo, to serve as a person with expertise in public health and the provision of health care to populations with low incomes and significant health care needs, and as a Democrat from the Third Congressional District. Appointed by the Governor on July 15, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Cindy Sovine-Miller of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of small Colorado businesses, and as a Republican from the Seventh Congressional District. Appointed by the House Minority Leader on June 20, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017;

  • Christopher Gordon Tholen of Centennial, to serve as a representative of hospitals and recommended by a statewide association of hospitals, and as an Unaffiliated from the Sixth Congressional District. Appointed by the Governor on June 27, 2014 for a term expiring July 7, 2017.

 

In addition, the Commission will have five ex officio members, as follows:

  • Reggie Bicha, MSW, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services;

  • Susan Birch, MBA, BSN, RN, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing;

  • Marguerite Salazar, Commissioner of Insurance, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies;

  • Jay Want, M.D., to serve as a representative of the Colorado All Payer Claims Database;

  • Larry Wolk, M.D., MPH, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.



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