For Immediate Release

Date: February 29, 2024

Contact: Katie Reinisch, 303-653-1009,

Priya Telang, 313-820-2428, 

Consumer Advocacy Organization’s Executive Director appointed to Colorado Board

Denver–Today, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative’s (CCHI) Executive Director, Mannat Singh, was officially confirmed to Colorado’s Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE) Board. CHASE, overseen by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF), collects fees from hospitals across the state based on the number of patients served and receives a matching amount from the federal government. The CHASE board is then responsible for making recommendations to the Medical Services Board on how those funds are redistributed and for making recommendations for the expansion of Colorado’s Medicaid programs, Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

The CHASE board members heavily represent various hospital systems and health care players, with just two of twelve seats dedicated to consumer voices. Singh’s role on the board is to ensure that quality and affordability are at the forefront of hospital financing discussions and that these mechanisms are advancing equitable access to care for people who face systemic barriers.

Singh brings over 15 years of experience in the health policy and advocacy space, and joined CCHI as Executive Director in May of 2022. Before joining CCHI, Singh served as a Senior Director at a DC-based health policy firm, as a senior consultant for state and national health access and equity projects, and served as the Director for Graduate Medical Education for The GME Initiative, the Colorado Commission of Family Medicine, the Colorado Institute of Family Medicine, and the Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies. She has advocated for health equity in all fields of medicine, promoted training for primary care providers in advocacy, equity, and anti-racism, and has lobbied for the fair and appropriate distribution of healthcare providers in underserved communities. 

Singh released the following statement:

“I’m proud to add another consumer voice to the Board and ensure that funding is appropriately allocated and distributed to protect patients. Representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, I am here to hold providers accountable to patient care, access, and affordability–to safeguard funding that is meant to advance equitable care in the state, and to ensure that the health care industry is not taking advantage of those funding mechanisms.”

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, membership-based group advocating for equitable access to high-quality, affordable health care. CCHI ​​serves Coloradans whose access to health care and financial security are compromised by structural barriers, affordability, poor benefits, or unfair business practices of the health care industry.



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