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County commissioners respond to Centura pulling out of Southwest Health Alliance

Sky-Hi News staff report

The Grand County Board of Commissioners is assuring the community that negotiations with Centura for Peak Health Alliance have not been affected by the provider backing out on a similar agreement in southwest Colorado.

Commissioners released a statement on Thursday addressing Centura’s recent actions in negotiating with the Southwest Health Alliance. The full statement is below:

Dear Peak Health Alliance Members and potential future members,

Grand County Peak Health Alliance has not changed.

We have heard from many of you wondering if Grand Peak Health Alliance and its health plans are in jeopardy given the recent news surrounding our partners in the Southwest part of the state.  It is true that Centura was in the process of cooperating with Peak Health Alliance to offer Peak Plans in 2021 or 2022 for four Counties in Southwest Colorado.  Last week Centura abruptly pulled out of those conversations.     

Peak Health Alliance is extremely disappointed with Centura’s Denver-based leadership decision to walk away from negotiations in Southwest Colorado. However, current contracts with Centura and current insurance plans for Peak members in Grand County have not been changed because of this pull out from Southwest Colorado.  The current contracts and plans are still in force for Grand County.  

Peak Health Alliance will continue to work with local communities to develop health plans that help the local people get cheaper and better health insurance, while also helping local hospitals and independent providers succeed and improve.  Locally-led healthcare solutions are the best hope for Colorado. Peak Health Alliance and Grand County Government remain as committed to working together in Grand County on behalf of you, our members.”

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