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10 Bills in 10 Years

As part of the Colorado Health Institute’s 10-year anniversary, we looked back over the past decade to identify the state’s top ten most important pieces of health care legislation.
Date last upated: December 19, 2012

Narrowing the list wasn’t easy, but in the end, we selected laws falling into three categories:

  • Restructuring: Laws that fundamentally changed the structure of Colorado’s health care system, either by transforming funding mechanisms, regulatory oversight, state agency composition, delivery of care or other key aspects.
  • Innovating: Laws that fostered significant health care innovations, setting the stage for advancements that are transforming Colorado’s health care landscape.
  • Expanding Coverage: Laws extending health insurance coverage to more Colorado residents. Colorado has continued a fairly steady path of health care policies aimed at increasing coverage for vulnerable populations.