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Colorado Joint Health Committee hears SMART briefings from state agencies to inform 2023 budget requests

| Jan 13, 2023 | Colorado

Colorado’s Joint Health Committee (JHC) held its State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act briefing on Wednesday and Thursday and heard presentations from various state and health agencies, including the Departments of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), to gather information...[ Read More ]

Colorado commences 2023 legislative session with renewed commitment to bipartisanship and healthcare affordability

| Jan 10, 2023 | Colorado

The 74th Colorado Legislature convened its first session of 2023 on Monday with lawmakers passing motions in both chambers to adopt committee references. The Joint Health Committee, composed of the House Health and Insurance Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, is scheduled to hold its first meetings...[ Read More ]

Colorado Rep. Matt Soper hoping for ‘calmer’ session for health policy as 2023 Legislature begins work

| Jan 9, 2023 | Colorado

Colorado Rep. Matt Soper (R - Delta) recently spoke to State of Reform about his health policy outlook on the 2023 general session which kicked off on Monday and said as ranking member on the Health and Insurance Committee, he expects a more thoughtful session on health reform compared to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Rep. Michaelson Jenet's 2023 priorities, CHA's legislative agenda, Alzheimer's State Plan

| Dec 16, 2022 | Colorado

This edition features Rep. Michaelson Jenet's health policy plans for the 2023 session, the Colorado Hospital Association's legislative priorities for next year, and information about the recently released Alzheimer's State Plan. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum  State of Reform   1. Rep. Michaelson Jenet's 2023 priorities With the legislative session starting next...[ Read More ]

Colorado Hospital Association outlines legislative agenda for 2023

| Dec 14, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is putting policies around workforce support and regulatory streamlining at the top of its 2023 legislative agenda.      During a virtual call with members and stakeholders on December 7th, CHA Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Joshua Ewing, outlined the agenda in a preview of...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Adela Flores-Brennan, Medicaid Director

| Dec 13, 2022 | Colorado

In this edition of "What They're Watching," we talked to Colorado's Medicaid Director Adela Flores Brennan about what she's prioritizing as the leader of the state's healthcare safety net program for vulnerable Coloradans. Among her main focus areas are increasing oral health access in the state and continuing the state's...[ Read More ]