Press Release, Public Option, State Efforts
USofCare Applauds Senate Passage of Colorado HB21-1232
Today, United States of Care applauds Senate passage of HB21-1232, a bill to create the Colorado Option and expand access to quality, affordable health care.
Coloradans are strongly united in recognizing the need to make changes to the current health care system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighty percent of Colorado voters feel this way, with wide majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated voters agreeing. Just 11% want to keep the system the way it is.
With Senate passage of HB21-1232, Coloradans will see lower premiums and predictable out-of-pocket costs for people and small businesses and importantly, make nation-leading strides in closing health disparities and building equity within the health care system.
“We are thrilled to have been part of a coalition effort in Colorado that addresses people’s real needs by lowering costs and expanding access to dependable, affordable and equitable health care, especially in the wake of a pandemic,” said Erin Huppert, Director of State External Affairs and Partnerships, United States of Care. “Colorado continues to be a leader in showing how states can creatively tackle the challenges of expensive, hard to access health care, and we look forward to Governor Polis signing this important bill into law.”
About United States of Care: United States of Care is a nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.