We work to ensure every Coloradan has the health care he or she needs.
Colorado Health Care Cooperative would save billions, economist finds.
Read Dr. Gerald Friedman’s report.
|See why a cooperative makes good business sense for payment reform.||See the economic impact analysis results for Colorado.|
Health Reform: An invitation to innovate
“…and if states can come up with even better ways of covering more people at the same quality and cost, this law allows them to do that, too. And I’ve asked Congress to help speed up that process, and give states this flexibility in year one (2014).”
~President Barack Obama, June 28, 2012, responding to the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act
|Check out our video on The Colorado Health Care Cooperative|
In 2013, Colorado State Sen. Irene Aguilar, M.D. introduced a bill forming a Colorado Health Care Cooperative. It passed the Health & Human Services Committee, which Aguilar chairs, but not the full legislature. Grassroots activists plan to take the Cooperative to the voters in 2015. The Cooperative would coordinate and reform the way we pay for health care, removing waste and fraud from the health care system. A recent economic analysis, commissioned by the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, found that the Cooperative would save so much money that Colorado could afford sustainable, quality, comprehensive health care for every Colorado resident. Part of our mission is to bring forward through research and education proposals for universal health care that are fiscally responsible.