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Hot Issues in Health 2014

The Reality of Purple: Navigating Health Policy in Colorado
Published: December 5, 2014 | Updated: September 6, 2018

The 2014 election brought change at the state capitol and in Washington.

CHI's 2014 conference was the perfect time to bring together lawmakers, both new and veteran, with health policy experts from across the state. 

Keynote Speakers

Cindy GillespieSenior Managing Director, McKenna Long & Aldridge 

Susan Urahn, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, The Pew Charitable Trust

Stuart Butler, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution (no slides)

CHI Staff and Partner Presentations

Day One Opening Remarks, Michele Lueck, president of CHI

Topic 1: How Do Your Constituents Get Insurance? 

Medicaid, Marketplace and More: How Coloradans Get Health Insurance 

Putting the Health in Health Insurance: Colorado’s Innovative Medicaid Approach 

Topic 2: Why Does Health Care Cost So Much? 

Putting the Brakes on Health Costs: What’s Driving Them and How to Take the Wheel

Mind Your Ps and Qs: Levers to Reduce the Price and Quantity of Health Care 

Topic 3: What's a Legislator to Do?

Winds of Change: Divided Government, the Return of TABOR, and the 2015 Legislature 


Day Two Opening Remarks, Michele Lueck, president of CHI

Topic 4: Policy Perspectives from the Colorado Health Institute and Frontline Updates from Colorado Organizations 

Sharing is Caring: Creating a Health Information System that Works 

Working for Colorado’s Health: A Policy Preview and Community Approaches 

We Second That Emotion: Integrating Mental and Physical Health Care

The New Health Care Consumer: Engaging Patients in Decision-Making

Five Trends of the Senior Tsunami: Getting on the Same Wavelength 

Health Begins at Home: Prevention and Population Health


Other Hot Issues in Health Conferences

Catch up on presentations and keynote addresses from Hot Issues conferences back to 2012 at the links below.

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