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Polis, medical groups call for vaccine mandate for health care workers

| Aug 17, 2021 | Colorado

After Colorado health care organizations issued a statement last week calling for a statewide vaccine mandate for health care workers, Gov. Jared Polis followed suit on Tuesday, asking the Colorado Board of Health to expedite its rulemaking process to implement a vaccine requirement. The mandate would apply to staff who...[ Read More ]

California hospitals support statewide vaccine mandate for health care workers

| Aug 6, 2021 | California

Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that all California health care workers will need to be vaccinated by Sept. 30, the California Hospital Association (CHA) released a statement in support of the mandate on behalf of state hospitals.     Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of CHA, said: “Governor Newsom’s call...[ Read More ]

California nurses want stricter staffing level oversight. Hospitals don't agree

| Jul 27, 2021 | California

During one of California’s worst COVID-19 surges in December 2020, many nurses became responsible for more patients than usual, thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s relaxation of the state’s nurse-to-patient ratio in hospitals earlier that month. California nurses are now fighting to prevent the resulting burnout from happening again. A bill...[ Read More ]

Colorado Hospital Association moves to neutral on proposed amended public option legislation

| Apr 26, 2021 | Colorado

This morning, the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees voted to move to neutral on House Bill (HB) 21-1232, the proposed state public option, if it is amended as agreed upon with the bill sponsors. “CHA and Colorado hospitals and health systems remain committed to improving access to high-quality,...[ Read More ]

Opponents on the defense as Colorado public option bill enters the Legislature

| Apr 12, 2021 | Colorado

After delaying its first committee hearing several times, Colorado legislators kicked off the highly anticipated discussion on this year’s revised Colorado public option bill on Friday. Following hours of deliberation and testimony from stakeholders, the House Health and Insurance Committee has yet to hold a vote on the measure. Discussions...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers set to hold initial discussions on Colorado's new public option bill

| Mar 22, 2021 | Colorado

Following the reveal of the highly anticipated Colorado public option bill last week, the Legislature is set to kick off the first committee discussion on the bill on Friday. Despite receiving support from state Democrats and Gov. Jared Polis, as well as containing considerable changes from last year’s version, the...[ Read More ]