Health care affordability is a heavyweight issue every year, it seems, at the Colorado General Assembly. But with Democrats controlling both chambers, and Gov. Jared Polis instituting an aggressive agenda that includes a reinsurance program, certain health care measures have more momentum at the capitol this session than in years past.
Last month, Polis issued an executive order to establish the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, which would study Colorado’s rising health care costs and methods to control them.
A slew of mostly Democratic-backed bills is making its way through the legislature, from a hospital transparency measure to one that would take steps toward a public option for health insurance.