Health Equity

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.

Recent Work in this Area

Supporting a paid family and medical leave program in Colorado

Promoting equal pay for equal work

Supporting a maternal mortality review committee to address why African American women die in/around childbirth at a rate three times higher than other mothers

Ensuring transgender Coloradans cannot be denied equitable insurance coverage for health care services

Advocating for fairer medical debt collection practices

Supporting housing policies that secure healthy living environments and funding for legal support to Coloradans facing eviction

Ensuring an accurate census count in Colorado

Our Work

Protecting Consumers

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.

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Access & Affordability

All Coloradans should have access to the health care they need, when they need it, and be able to afford it. While the Affordable Care Act has helped many Coloradans obtain health insurance, we know there are many that still struggle to access and afford the care they need because they cannot find a doctor or because the out-of-pocket costs are too high.

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Health Care Costs

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.

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At the Capitol

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.

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Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
1420 N Ogden Street, Suite 1A
Denver, CO 80218

303.839.1261

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