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Colorado's new employer purchasing partnership will "fundamentally restructure" state's health industry

| Jun 16, 2021 | Colorado

Aiming to improve the value of health care for Colorado employees, the Colorado Purchasing Alliance (CPA), an affiliate of the Colorado Business Group on Health, is partnering with the national Purchaser Business Group for Health (PBGH) to negotiate health care contracts with select hospitals and providers in the state on...[ Read More ]

Bills to improve long-term care signed into law

| May 28, 2021 | Colorado

Today, Governor Polis signed into law the third of three bills this legislative session aimed at improving how Colorado administers and delivers long-term care services and supports to members enrolled in Colorado Medicaid. Today’s bill signing for HB21-1227 authorizes the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) to develop clear...[ Read More ]

Governor Polis signs bipartisan budget, paving way for Colorado comeback

| May 18, 2021 | Colorado

Today, Governor Jared Polis signed SB21-205, the FY 2021-2022 Long Appropriations Bill. Gov. Polis also signed SB21-226, Increase The General Fund Reserve. Click here to view the Governor’s Long Bill Transmittal Letter. “Colorado is ready to power the comeback, and this year’s budget paves the way for that important work. From shovel-ready infrastructure projects...[ Read More ]

Colorado greenlights initiative to expand Rx importation outside of Canada

| Apr 30, 2021 | Colorado

Governor Jared Polis signed a bill to take the next step in Colorado’s pursuit of importing cheaper prescription drugs on Monday. The state is now permitted to transport prescription drugs from countries besides Canada, pending federal approval. Polis signed the bill concurrently with several others that aim to reduce increasing...[ Read More ]

Governor Polis joins Secretary Fudge, Chairwoman Waters, mayors to announce American Rescue Plan relief for homelessness

| Apr 23, 2021 | Colorado

Today, Governor Jared Polis joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to discuss how the American Rescue Plan will deliver immediate and long-term relief to Coloradans experiencing homelessness. Governor Polis was also joined by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Los Angeles Mayor...[ Read More ]

Gov. Polis signs bill to transform behavioral health system

| Apr 22, 2021 | Colorado

Governor Jared Polis signed a bill establishing a new state Behavioral Health Administration, transforming how Colorado will deliver mental health and substance use services to all Coloradans as the state contends with a behavioral health crisis amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the bill signing. HB 21-1097 directs the Colorado...[ Read More ]