Summary: This bill is designed to study the possibility of reducing Coloradans’ health care costs through a number of different potential programs. The programs that will be studied include how to better utilize existing state health infrastructure, possibilities to increase competition, and how to stabilize Colorado’s health care market.
The options that the study will examine are: an option to buy-in to Medicaid coverage, an option that utilizes a public-private partnership (similar to some CHiP coverage), and/or a community/regionally-based option that works cooperatively with a private health coverage carrier.
The report at the end of the study must include analysis of advantages and disadvantages of each option. It must also declare the most-feasible option, based on affordability, burden to the state, and likelihood of success.