On Monday, Aug. 13, the Bell Policy Center will launch Health Blog, a forum for health care experts and the public to discuss health care reform efforts now under way in Colorado. ???Health Blog will give people all over Colorado access to the debate over how to fix our health care system,??? said Wade Buchanan, Bell Policy Center president.
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Colorado???s governor and legislature should commit to taking the necessary actions to reform our health care system so all Coloradans have access to a core set of affordable, quality health care services. We should identify the most promising ideas for improving our health care system and put them into action.
A letter to the Denver Post editorial board commending it for correctly pointing out that the Colorado Commission on Higher Education's (CCHE) new performance contracts will not solve higher education's financial crisis, but criticizing the paper for failing to mention that these contracts also fail to ensure increased access to higher education for low-income and minority students.
As the new legislative session begins and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education launches its statewide higher education marketing campaign with today's "CollegeInColorado" event, the Bell would like to highlight key issues in improving access to, and success in, higher education for underserved students.
As amended by the House Health and Human Services Committee, SB 06-208 represents a net opportunity gain for Colorado. By bringing together consumers, health insurance purchasers, providers, business leaders and state representatives, this bill takes an important step in establishing a collaborative work group to address a complex and broken health care system.