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  • SB09-002 Passes Senate!

    By on February 23, 2009

    Today SB09-002 (Increase Motor Vehicle Fee for Emergency Services) passed in the Senate!Thank you to everyone who contacted their Senator to urge their support. As soon as the voting record is made public, I will post that information here. The bill will now cross over to the House and...

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  • Please Contact your Senator!

    By on February 18, 2009

    SB09-002: Increase Motor Vehicle Fee for Emergency Services is expected to be heard tomorrow (Thurs. Feb. 19th) by the Senate as a Whole. SB09-002 would help improve the capacity of EMS services in Colorado, in particular rural areas of the state. Please contact your Senator to urge their support...

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  • Bills in House Appropriations – Contact Your Representative

    By on February 11, 2009

    Two bills that CRHC is in support of (HB-1111: Health Resources for Underserved Areas & HB-1119: Rural Substance Abuse Grant Program) have both passed their first hurdle and now await the House Appropriations Committee. Please contact your Representative and urge their support of these two bills. If you would...

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  • HB09-1119: Rural Substance Abuse Grant Program

    By on February 11, 2009

    HB09-1119 would establish the rural alcohol and substance abuse grant program that would provide alcohol and substance abuse treatment and prevention services to youth who reside in rural areas of the state. Rural is defined in this bill to be a county with less than 30,000 people. Rural areas...

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  • Two Bills that CRHC Support Pass First Legislative Hurdle

    By on February 6, 2009

    HB-1111: Health Resources for Underserved Areas unanimously passed the House Health & Human Services Committee yesterday! Thanks to all of you who contacted your Representative to help move this bill forward. It will now go to House Appropriations. I will keep you up to date as to when the...

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  • Keeping doctors in Rural Areas

    By on February 2, 2009

    Keeping doctors in rural areasBy Mark Deutchman, MDPosted: 01/29/2009 12:30:00 AM MST The Denver Post’s Sunday article about the town of Wellington losing its only doctor serves as a reminder of Colorado’s increasing crisis in rural health care. This is an important issue that the state must address. The...

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  • HB09-1111: Health Resources for Underserved Areas

    By on January 24, 2009

    HB09-1111 would help improve healthcare workforce recruitment and retention efforts in rural and underserved areas of Colorado. The bill would create the Primary Care Office (PCO), which is in charge of designating areas of the state as Health Professional Shortage Areas. The PCO also manages programs that place healthcare...

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  • SB09-002: Increase in Motor Vehicle Fee for Emergency Medical Services

    By on January 8, 2009

    SB09-002 would increase the motor vehicle registration fee that funds Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from $1 to $2. Since 1989, EMS has received $1 from each motor vehicle registration fee though there has not been any funding increase since then. These funds are used to support the administration of...

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  • Governor Ritter’s State of State Tour

    By on January 8, 2009

    Governor Ritter’s State of State TourFrom Friday, January 9th until Tuesday, January 13th, the Governor and appointed Senate leader Michael Bennet will be traveling throughout Colorado (Loveland, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, Pueblo, Alamosa) discussing the economy and other issues facing Coloradans. See the schedule below....

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  • Colorado revenue shortfall pegged at $604 million

    By on December 19, 2008

    Major cuts in state services are likely after the non-partisan Legislative Council released an economic forecast Friday projecting that the state general fund will fall $604 million short of revenue this year.To read the rest of this article, visit the Rocky Mountain News

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