Highlights and News

Jun 25, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court stands up for health care

Today the U.S. Supreme Court reached the right decision in King v. Burwell and rejected the challenge to federal tax credits for health care. We are breathing a sigh of relief for the millions of Americans who will continue to receive the benefits of quality, affordable health insurance -- benefits that Coloradans have been able to count on because we have a state-based exchange.

Jun 24, 2015

Half of U.S. families would struggle with $400 emergency

Nearly half of all American families cannot afford an emergency expense of $400, according to a recent report by the Federal Reserve exploring the financial and economic wellbeing of American households. The Federal Reserve also found that nearly one-third of Americans went without some medical treatment in the past year because they could not afford it.

Jun 22, 2015

Senator honored for work on aging bill

We presented Sen. Larry Crowder with a Bell Opportunity Award today for his leadership on the passage of our top priority in the 2015 session, the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (House Bill 15-1033). Crowder was the Senate sponsor.

We previously honored the House sponsor, Rep. Dianne Primavera, with an Opportunity Award at our State of Opportunity Breakfast in May, which Crowder was unable to attend.

Jun 19, 2015

State Economists: Earned Income Tax Credit likely to be funded for 2015

Colorado’s economy is projected to continue to grow, generating enough revenue to make the Earned Income Tax Credit effective this year, according to the state revenue and economic forecasts.  Once it is triggered as a TABOR rebate, it becomes a permanent tax credit set at 10 percent of the federal EITC and available every year.

Jun 18, 2015

Report: Colorado one of the healthiest states for women

Colorado ranked as the sixth healthiest state for a woman to live in the United States, according to the 2015 Status of Women in the States report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. However, black women in Colorado were disproportionality more likely to die from heart disease, lung disease and breast cancer; be diagnosed with diabetes and be overweight/obese than white women in Colorado.

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