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Annual Legislative Preview: High Stakes for Health

Health policy will play a starring role in Colorado's 2016 legislative session, which begins next Wednesday, January 13. The Colorado Health Institute's annual legislative preview takes a look at the coming debates.
Published: January 8, 2016 | Updated: October 24, 2018

high stakes for health

Health policy will play a starring role in Colorado's 2016 legislative session, which begins next Wednesday, January 13. 

The Colorado Health Institute's annual legislative preview takes a look at these coming debates:

• Health care is consuming more of the General Fund budget and is squeezing out other priorities. 

• The Hospital Provider Fee is being targeted for its role in requiring refunds under the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. 

• And legislators will wrestle with social issues, such as paying for a successful birth control program and whether to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

You can view a recording of the webinar here.