Take Action to Create a Public Option
This legislative session we advocated for and passed HB19-1004 to create a public option for health coverage in Colorado.
Now that the bill has passed, the real work begins!
A robust, statewide stakeholder engagement process influenced the draft report released October 7th with recommendations on how to implement the public option and achieve the goals of increased affordability and competition in the insurance market.
Now we need your help!
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.