Today, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bethany Pray provided testimony for Senate Bill 24-093, Continuity of Health-Care Coverage Change. CCLP is in support of SB24-093.
CCLP Policy Fellow, Milena Castañeda testified at the Medical Services Board meeting regarding emergency rules for the NEMT.
Chaer Robert provided testimony against House Bill 24-1065, Reduction of State Income Taxes. CCLP is in opposition of HB24-1065.
Legislative Update: March 24, 2017
Bipartisanship in Colorado!
While it seems the U.S. Congress is gummed up with political divisions, controversy and bitter rivalries these days, Colorado legislators managed to advance a few bills supported by CCLP that promise to improve the health and well-being of low-income Coloradans – with bipartisan support, no less!
On Monday, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1126, part of a three-bill package developed by CCLP and the Colorado Cross-Disabilities Coalition intended to ensure that Medicaid clients do not lose access to health care in violation of state or federal law. HB 1126 would ensure that an administrative law judge reviews the sufficiency of Medicaid termination notices at the beginning of an appeal hearing. The legislation now goes to Senate floor.