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Legislative Services

CHI is a year-round resource for legislators, legislative staff, local officials and members of the executive branch.

What we do:

The Colorado Health Institute is Colorado’s leading non-profit health and health policy research institute. Our goal is to inform policy and advance health. We do that every day by providing non-partisan research and support to policy makers and elected officials from every corner of the state. CHI can provide everything from district-specific data and analyses, to background information for legislature, to town hall presentations. Let us know how we can help you.

In addition to supporting the legislature, CHI also provides timely analyses of state and federal health policy. Check out our newest series tracking federal health care reform Re: ACA.

Other services and analyses include:

  • Our annual legislative preview, "Legislative Opportunities and Trends"
  • Our annual session wrap-up publication, “Legislation in Review”
  • Research and counsel on state health topics, including current or potential bills
  • Independent analysis of federal health reform, provided as it happens
  • Briefings at the Capitol for individual legislators, committees and party caucuses
  • Town hall presentations featuring health data customized for a specific district
  • Weekly legislative blogs that recap bill hearings and relevant debates
  • Hot Issues in Health Care Conference hosted by CHI each December


It’s fast. It’s free. It’s nonpartisan – really. Let us know how we can help you.

Post-session reports: Legislation in Review

2017 LIR report

This 2017 edition of Legislation in Review looks at emerging power players at the Capitol and the way they shaped the session.

Previous Reports

Legislation in Review Reports are available from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

2016 LIR2015LIR2014LIR2013LIR2012LIR2011LIR

Pre-session reports

"Legislative Preview"

The 2017 edition of our annual legislative forecast focuses on the large changes anticipated after the election of President Donald Trump.

The report also examines:

  • The state budget and Medicaid's role
  • Disputes between insurance carriers and providers and consumers about rising premiums and unexpected bills.
  • Attempts will continue to improve transparency around topics such as freestanding emergency departments, prescription drug costs and background checks for health care providers.




Previous Legislative Forecast Reports

2016 Legislative Preview
2015 Legislative Preview
2014 Legislative Preview
2013 Legislative Preview
2012 Legislative Preview
2011 Legislative Preview