Democrats in the Colorado legislature on Thursday introduced a bill designed to drive down health care costs and, if consumers’ expenses aren’t reduced, potentially create a state-offered health insurance option.
The measure is the result of years of efforts by progressive lawmakers and is a top priority for Gov. Jared Polis. But it faces stiff opposition from private insurers and hospitals who say the initiative would reduce care choices for Coloradans and put too high a financial burden on providers.
The Colorado Sun combed through the bill and talked to its sponsors to learn what the legislation would do and
House Finance Chairman Eric Householder says Gov. Jim Justice’s tax plan is unlikely to make a committee agenda as it is.
“It will look entirely different from what the governor introduced,” Householder, R-Berkeley, said on MetroNews’ “Talkline this morning, describing a completely new bill that could be taken up by the Finance Committee.
The Finance chairman said he still needs to talk to the governor about that, alluding to a meeting this coming Wednesday.
“You’re gonna see probably a committee substitute. That’s what I propose,” Householder said today. “I’m gonna meet with the governor probably next Wednesday and
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