New Connect for Health Colorado Board Members Named

We welcomed two new board members this week. Governor Polis recently appointed Allison Neswood and Mara Baer, both of whom have impressive backgrounds in health policy and implementation work.

Allison Neswood is a Staff Attorney with the Native American Rights Fund, where she leads enforcement of voting rights for Native language minority groups. She previously worked for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy where she led initiatives to increase health equity and access to quality health care.

Mara Baer is the Founder and President of AgoHealth, LLC. Mara has worked on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act at the federal level, as well as supporting implementation of Health First Colorado through partnerships with Regional Accountable Entities and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

Both Allison and Mara have a depth of knowledge and commitment to our mission, and I am delighted to have them on our board.

In the News

The Division of Insurance released preliminary information about the health insurance plans and premiums for 2023. The Denver Post and the Colorado Sun both covered the news. As a reminder, final rates come out in early to mid-October.

Take care, 

Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado