(Jan. 23) – House Democrats applauded Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order creating the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care. The office will be led by Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera. Majority Leader Alec Garnett will carry legislation related to the office.

“I’m excited to sponsor legislation to create this critical office. House Democrats are committed to helping lower health care costs for hardworking Coloradans,” said Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver. “We hear every day from Coloradans in the metro area, Western Slope and eastern plains about how their cost of living keeps going up and how they are sick and tired of being ripped off when it comes to health care and prescription drugs.”

“The rising costs of healthcare have affected many families and individuals in our state,” said Rep. Susan Lontine, D-Denver. “I am excited to work with Governor Polis, Lt. Governor Primavera and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care up and running.”

Rep. Lontine is Chair of the House Health and Insurance Committee.

In addition to Garnett and Lontine, House Democrats present for the signing of the executive order included Assistant Majority Leader Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood, Rep. Dylan Roberts D-Avon, Rep. Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, and Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis, D-Longmont.

In recent weeks, House Democrats have introduced and passed bills through committee to help lower the cost of health care and improve hospital transparency and more to come. Read more here.

Read the elective order here.

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