Shifting State and Federal Landscapes

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

You likely saw the recent Supreme Court rulings on the Public Charge process and injunctions. I issued a statement immediately following the ruling, and my team developed a resource document that includes a list of immigration attorneys. We remain concerned about the confusion this new rule will cause, and we will continue to remind our customers that the financial help we provide will not count negatively against them. 

Even with all the federal happenings, we are staying laser-focused on the services and value we provide to Coloradans. We’re continuing to lend our expertise to the health policy conversations during this legislative session to ensure that new proposals effectively work toward more access, affordability and choice for Coloradans.

For example, our staff and Board of Directors have taken a position of support on House Bill 1008, the Health Care Cost Sharing Consumer Protections Bill. This bill will cut down on confusion and reduce the risk of customers accidentally going without comprehensive health coverage. We heard testimony on the bill this week and will watch the bill as it progresses.

On a personal note, I was honored to receive a Distinguished Scholar Award from my alma mater, the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado. I thank them for the recognition and the chance to speak with several of their students.

In the News

John Ingold from the Colorado Sun reported on HB 1008 and the Durango Herald reported on our Special Enrollment Period we are offering for certain health care ministry customers.

Take care,

Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado