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- March 18, 2009
Contact your Representative Now to Support SB09-002!!!Read more
SB09-002, which would increase the motor vehicle registration fee by $1 to support Emergency Medical Services in Colorado has passed the Senate and is now up for consideration in the House Fianance Committee. After passing in the House Transportation & Energy Committee by a 10-1 vote yesterday the bill...00
- March 13, 2009
HB-1293: Colorado Healthcare Affordability ActRead more
HB-1293: Colorado Healthcare Affordability Act is a first step in helping to insure more than 100,000 Coloradans, while at the same time ensuring that hospital providers have adequate reimbursement rates. This bill will begin the process of establishing a hospital provider fee in Colorado that is estimated to bring...
- March 4, 2009
SB09-002: Contact your Representative!Read more
SB09-002, which would increase the motor vehicle registration fee by $1 to support Emergency Medical Services in Colorado has passed the Senate and is now up for consideration in the House Transportation & Energy Committee. A hearing date has not been set, but it is not too early to...
- February 25, 2009
Keep up to date on bills CRHC is trackingRead more
CRHC is updating its legislative tracking list on a weekly basis. Keep up to date on bills that we are following by visiting our site: CRHC Policy & Advocacy
- February 23, 2009
SB09-002 Passes Senate!Read more
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...
- February 18, 2009
Please Contact your Senator!Read more
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...
- February 11, 2009
Bills in House Appropriations – Contact Your RepresentativeRead more
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...
- February 11, 2009
HB09-1119: Rural Substance Abuse Grant ProgramRead more
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...
- February 6, 2009
Two Bills that CRHC Support Pass First Legislative HurdleRead more
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...
- February 2, 2009
Keeping doctors in Rural AreasRead more
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...