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LIFE after 50 - Current Issue - August 2014 Vol. 24 No. 8

New veterans clinic set to open this month

0814_01_VetsClinicThe new Colorado Springs Community Based Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to begin seeing veterans this month.

Dan Warvi, public affairs officer for the Eastern Colorado Health System, said the clinic is on track to see its first veteran on Aug 18.

A grand opening ceremony is tentatively planned for Sept. 26.

The clinic, located at the corner of West Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard, replaces the Spruce and Fontanero Street clinics and will have more than twice the space of those clinics. Its official address is 3141 Centennial Blvd.

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Colorado consumers will get $2.7 million in health insurance refunds

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced in July that 52,277 consumers in Colorado would benefit from $2,721,701 in refunds from insurance companies this summer, averaging $93 per family.

The Affordable Care Act created the 80/20 rule, also known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule, which requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on patient care and quality improvement activities.

If insurers spend an excessive amount on profits and red tape, they owe a refund back to consumers.

Read more: Colorado consumers will get $2.7 million in health insurance refunds