The state legislature is in session and Healthier Colorado wants to ensure our lawmakers focus on and pass bills that ensure our state is a healthier place to live. Below, we provide a brief overview of our legislative priorities and the bills that fit under each area. 

Reducing disparities in health by addressing socio-economic drivers of health.
  • We support legislation that expands access to quality health. Where you live or how much money you make should not inhibit your chance at living a healthy life.
  • Read about the specific bills here.
Increase access to quality and affordable care.
  • We support legislation that reduces the overall cost of health care whether it’s the price of prescription drugs, promoting transparency around medical billing, or expanding the care that dental hygienists can provide.
  • Read about the specific bills here.
Invest in healthy communities.
  • We support legislation that works to make all aspects of communities whole and healthy. To us, these are issues like ensuring healthy school lunches, reducing tobacco use, and addressing the opioid crisis.
  • Read about the specific bills here.

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Reducing disparities in health by addressing socio-economic drivers of health.

SB18-002: Financing Rural Broadband Deployment
Position: Support
SB18-024: Expand Access to Behavioral Health Care Providers
Position: Support
SB18-027: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
Position: Support
SB18-085: Financial Incentives for Education in Rural Areas
Position: Support
HB18-1017: Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Position: Support
HB18-1205: Financial Relief Defray Individual Health Plan Costs
Position: Support
HB18-1384: Study to Identify Affordable, Competitive, Health Care Coverage Options for Colorado
Position: Support
HB18-1392: State Innovation Waiver Reinsurance Program
Position: Support

Increase access to quality and affordable care.

SB18-050: Adding Free-Standing Emergency Departments to CO’s Safe Haven Law
Position: Support
SB18-080: Canadian Drug Importation
Position: Support
SB18-146: Freestanding Emergency Department Regulation
Position: Support
SB18-148: Continuing Health Benefits for State Employee
Work-Related Deaths

Position: Support
SB18-152: Prescription Drug Price Gouging

Position: Support
SB18-237: Out-of-network Providers Carriers Required Notices
Position: Support
HB18-1007: Substance Use Disorder Payment and Coverage
Position: Support
HB18-1012: Vision Care Plans Carriers Eye Care Providers
Position: Support
HB18-1045: Allowing Hygienists to Apply Fluoride
Position: Support

HB18-1094: Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act
Position: Support
HB18-1097: Patient Choice of Pharmacy
Position: Support

HB18-1136: Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Position: Support
HB18-1179: Prohibiting Price Gouging on Certain Prescription Drugs
Position: Support
HB18-1207: Hospital Financial Transparency Measure

Position: Support
HB18-1212: Free Standing Emergency Department Licensure
Position: Support
HB18-1260: Prescription Drug Price Transparency
Position: Support
HB18-1282: Health Care Provider Unique Identification Per Site or Service
Position: Support
HB18-1284: Disclosure of Prescription Costs at Pharmacies
Position: Support
HB18-1321: Efficient Administration Medicaid Transportation
Position: Support

Invest in healthy communities.

SB18-013: Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act
Position: Support
SB18-040: Pilot Injection Site in Denver
Position: Support
SB18-071: Extend Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force Until 2018
Position: Support
SB18-114: Suicide Prevention Through Life Skills
Position: Support
SB18-139: Regulation of Product that Contain Nicotine
Position: Oppose
SB18-179: Extend Credit for Out-of-State Tobacco Sales
Position: Oppose
SB18-211: Marijuana Consumption Club License
Position: Oppose
HB18-1003: Opioid Misuse Prevention

Position: Support

HB18-1093: Reclaimed Water Use For Edible Crops
Position: Support
HB18-1177: Youth Suicide Prevention
Position: Support

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