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Legislation in Review: Advancing Health in Uncertain Times, Summer 2011
An overview of issues related to health policy passed by the Colorado Legislature during its 2011 session. A rundown of the challenges presented by a politically divided legislature, a new administration and tremendous fiscal pressure. Still, much was accomplished. Colorado enacted legislation that: builds healthier communities; brings simplification and transparency to insurance products, both public and private; and encourages more clinicians to work in primary care. This work happened against a backdrop in which difficult cost-cutting decisions were made.