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United States of Care Celebrates Colorado’s Enactment of Major People-Centered Health Care Affordability Law

Published On June 16, 2021

The Colorado Health Insurance Option Will Reduce People’s Costs and Expand Access to Care 

June 16, 2021 — United States of Care (USofCare) today applauded the Colorado General Assembly and Governor Jared Polis for enacting HB-1232, the Colorado Health Insurance Option into law. This legislation comes at a critical time, as people across the country continue to identify costs as the biggest issue in the health care system.

The historic legislation is part of a years-long effort to bring down costs and build a more-equitable system in the Centennial State.

Noted Erin Huppert, State External Affairs and Partnerships Director at USofCare:

“The enactment of the Colorado Option marks a significant step towards delivering a far more equitable health care system in the Centennial State. Thanks to the relentless advocacy of House sponsors Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh, and Senate sponsor Kerry Donovan, Colorado families will be able to choose from more affordable, standardized, and accessible health care options. It’s also a win for small business owners who will now be able to provide competitive benefits for their employees, which are critical to retaining and recruiting a talented workforce.”

Natalie Davis, USofCare Co-Founder and Acting Executive Director, added:

“With this law, Coloradans will soon have an option that is focused on their needs — and relief from the fear of having to go without health care because they can’t afford it. We are honored to have been a part of the dedicated coalition that tirelessly advocated for the Colorado Option. That remarkable work has resulted in a law that will undoubtedly serve as a national model for policymakers everywhere.”