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:
Coloradans need answers about how Health Care Sharing Arrangements operate and their impacts on health care costs.
Contact your Representative to tell them to vote yes on HB22-1284 to ensure that all Coloradans have protections against surprise 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.
Thousands of Coloradans are buying products they’ve been led to believe are health insurance. These products aren’t actually insurance and often leave consumers with extreme debt and no recourse. Join us to ensure that Coloradans have fair consumer protections and can make informed decisions about signing up for health care cost-sharing arrangements!
Help Colorado improve health coverage affordability and equity! Tell the federal government to approve Colorado’s 1332 innovation waiver!
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,…
Volunteer to phone bank with CCHI to pass the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option (aka public/state option)! No experience is necessary—we will train you and provide you with all the information needed.
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.