Key Issues / Legislation and Policy
The 2015 Legislative Learning Series continues CHI’s tradition of providing useful and evidence-based information for state legislators.These popular educational events have helped lawmakers over the years develop a deeper understanding of issues surrounding health care policy.
With Republicans taking over the state Senate, neither party can claim exclusive control over the agenda of the 2015 legislative session. This report looks at some of the health policy bills and broader debates we expect to see this year.
- Legislative Preview 2015
With Republicans now in control of the Senate and Democrats retaining the House majority, it seems like a formula for gridlock. But could it be an opportunity to cooperate?
The Colorado Health Institute analyzes the 2014 U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, through the framework of health policy.
- 2014 Senate Race Analysis
The Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care will spend three years studying and recommending ways to reduce health care costs. We will follow the commission, producing an issue of our new publication, Policy Examiner, after important meetings.
In our annual review of health care policy legislation, the Colorado Health Institute reports that 2014 was a year for building on the state and federal health care policy changes of the past few years.
A chapter by the Colorado Health Institute on the rollout of the ACA in Colorado is included in the first of a series focusing on how states are responding to the new law. The inaugural reports summarize early implementation decisions and activities of eight Western states, which have generally embraced the new law. Subsequent reports will examine the response to the ACA in the South, Midwest and Northeast.