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2017 Legislative Forecast: Huge Questions for Health

January 10, 2017

Colorado’s legislature convenes for 2017 following a tumultuous campaign season that is likely to have a big impact on health policy. Expect health care to be in the spotlight after taking a back seat to other issues for the past few years. CHI previews what to watch in health care.

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Hot Issues in Health Care

December 22, 2016

The 2016 Hot Issues in Health Care conference took place on Wednesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 15, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs.

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Election 2016

November 14, 2016

Results of the 2016 elections have the potential to impact many areas of health policy in Colorado and beyond. From the presidential election to statehouse races to ballot initiatives, policymakers and the wider health policy community will be analyzing the outcomes and planning for the future.

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Amendment 72: An Independent Analysis

October 18, 2016

Amendment 72 on Colorado’s ballot would raise the state’s tobacco taxes for the first time since 2004. Scientific evidence shows that raising tobacco taxes I can lower smoking rates. But just how much sticker shock does it take to discourage a smoker from lighting up? CHI’s new independent analysis looks at the possible effects of the proposed tobacco tax on different people across the state.

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Resources for Voters

October 18, 2016

The Colorado Health Institute has conducted research into three topics that appear on the state's 2016 ballot: Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare), Amendment 72 (tobacco taxes) and Proposition 106 (aid in dying). CHI's reports can help voters understand the issues at a deeper level than they get from television ads. As an independent and nonpartisan research institute, we do not advocate for or against any ballot initiative.

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ColoradoCare: An Independent Analysis

August 14, 2016

Colorado voters will decide in November whether to adopt ColoradoCare, a revolutionary system to provide universal health coverage to all the state’s residents. The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) is releasing a three-part series of research briefs that delve into the ColoradoCare ballot measure, Amendment 69.

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