The state should follow the lead of the City and County of Denver and establish a one-stop phone and online service as a single and convenient port-of-entry for anyone needing information or assistance from state government. The service should be available before and after business hours and on weekends, and it should have enough well-trained staff to deal promptly with requests.
The state government must examine the complexities of work support programs and create a comprehensive system that increases eligibility limits and phases benefits out gradually to avoid steep financial cliffs for working families.
We should continue to dedicate more resources to the Colorado Indigent Care Program to expand community-based health care. If the Colorado Health Care Services Fund proves effective, the legislature should increase funding to expand coverage to more Coloradans who need it.
Colorado???s next 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.