Campaign for Affordable Drugs Colorado
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Too many Coloradans struggle to afford the prescription drugs they need for their health.

  • Prescription drugs play an essential role in preventing, managing, and curing diseases – but drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them. Coloradans deserve to get the medicines they need at a reasonable cost.
  • Coloradans pay much higher costs for prescription drugs than consumers in other countries, making them unaffordable for many people. We can save Coloradans as much as 75% on the current costs of unaffordable drugs by bringing them more in line with the costs in other countries.

This is why CCHI worked to pass SB21-175 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB). The Board has been appointed and has begun its work to lower prescription drug costs for Coloradans. You can find the meeting schedule and corresponding board documents here.

Learn more about the PDAB and share your prescription drug story:

Share how prescription drug costs affect you/someone you know!

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Learn about the Prescription Drug Affordability Board

The true cost of Rx Drugs

Economic Impacts of Prescription Drugs and COVID-19

What kind of savings can we expect? 

How are BIPOC and Lower Income Coloradans Impacted?


Sign on to Support Strong Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills!

Many Coloradans gained protections from surprise bills under 2019 legislation we passed. However, not all Coloradans could benefit from these protections because some insurance plans are not regulated in our state (they are regulated federally). Late in 2020, Congress passed the Federal No Surprises Act to protect patients under all insurance plans. There are aspects of the state and federal laws that, when combined, could create confusion or leave some consumers without the protections they need.

That’s why this year, CCHI is working on a bill to align and ensure strong surprise billing protections between the state and federal laws for consumers.

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Creating the Colorado Option for Affordable Health Insurance!

It’s time for us to create the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option (a.k.a. the Colorado Option) and leverage the state infrastructure to bring more affordable coverage to consumers and hold hospitals and insurers more accountable to Coloradans. Contact your legislators, volunteer, share your story,…

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Take Action to Stop Surprise Medical Bills!

This spring, Colorado legislators created new and robust protections to stop surprise out-of-network medical bills and their egregious charges. Unfortunately, the new protections, which go into effect January 1, 2020, cannot protect ALL Coloradans. The new protections cannot apply to Coloradans who are insured through federally regulated health insurance plans. Only Congressional action can ensure all Coloradans share the same protections from surprise medical bills and their disastrous consequences.

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Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
303 E 17th Ave, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203



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