The next governor and legislature should look for opportunities to streamline the way health care is organized, delivered and financed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire health care system. Colorado should also increase its outreach and public awareness campaigns to make sure more people who are eligible for Medicaid or the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) actually enroll.
We should fully fund the Colorado Preschool and Kindergarten Program, extend it to all districts, and increase outreach to serve all families in need. We should also help school districts provide the option of full-day kindergarten to those parents who want it. This year, the Legislature took a major step in this direction, but it needs to finish the job.