The General Assembly has gotten off to a fast start, and Bell Policy Center staffers have testified on bills we believe will improve access to insurance, increase educational opportunities and add some balance as the state wrestles with its budget shortfall.
Yesterday, policy fellow Debra Judy submitted an Opportunity Note in favor of House Bill 1008, which would prohibit consideration of gender in setting insurance premium rates.
This bill represents a net opportunity gain for Colorado. By equalizing the cost of health insurance premiums paid by men and women in the non-group market, the bill will reduce gender discrimination in health insurance. The bill will help reduce the financial barriers that women face to quality, affordable health care in Colorado.