Recent Work in this Area
Stopping out-of-network surprise medical bills in many cases and bolstering consumer protections
Creating a public option for health coverage
Advocating for a reinsurance program to lower insurance premiums
Supporting new mental health standards in coverage
Setting standards to guide new community-level negotiated health insurance plans
Capping monthly costs for insulin
Granting the ability for pharmacists to dispense medications in an emergency without a prescription
Coloradans should not face financial hardship because they need access to health care or because they have received health care services. CCHI works to protect consumers from health care industry practices that jeopardize the health and financial security of Colorado families.
Structural barriers based on race, ethnicity, income, LGBTQ status, and age among others, prevent individuals from getting the health care they need and deserve. We work toward health equity by addressing systems of oppression and barriers that lead to disparate health outcomes.
Every year health care costs continue to rise, becoming an even bigger percentage of our economy and an increasingly unsustainable portion of family budgets. We are working to control costs and hold the health care industry accountable to patients.
Every year, CCHI fights for policies and bills that improve health care for Coloradans during the legislative session and year round within Colorado’s agencies that oversee health care. CCHI ensures consumers interests are advanced and protected in private insurance, Medicaid, hospitals and physicians’ offices, and access to prescription drugs. We empower Coloradans to use their own health care experiences to make positive change.