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2013 Legislation in Review
This report captures the key health policy trends of the 2013 Colorado legislative session, including:
- Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform: A number of major bills paved the way for the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act beginning in 2014.
- Increased Investment in Health Care: More money in the state budget allowed for significant investments in Colorado’s health care system, particularly for behavioral health and oral health.
- New Reporting Requirements and Regulations: Several bills aimed to reduce fraud, waste and abuse within the health care system, while others sought to improve transparency or consumer protections.
- System Efficiency: A number of bills promoted policy changes that will streamline Colorado’s health care system, setting the stage for future improvements and efficiencies.
The report provides details on the major bills within each of these categories, an overview of what this year’s budget means for health care, profiles of the key health care leaders at the Capitol and a sneak preview of the policy issues on the horizon for next year.