ROUNDUP: House Dems Focus on Mental Health Access

February 7, 2020

DENVER, CO– House Democrats have advanced several pieces of legislation in the last two weeks that would improve access to mental health care in Colorado. These bills would mandate insurance coverage for annual mental health wellness exams, improve mental health resources for students, and expand access to early childhood mental health consultations. Annual Mental Health

Emergency Financial Assistance for Low-Income Students Approved in Committee

February 7, 2020

DENVER, CO — The House Committee on Education today passed Representative Barbara McLachlan and Tony Exum’s bill to create the Higher Ed Student Emergency Assistance Grant program by a vote of 8-5. The program would offer emergency grants to help students at state institutions of higher education stay in school and graduate. “Students who are

House Approves Bill to End Prison Gerrymandering

February 6, 2020

Bill would ensure the Census Bureau counts people in prison as residents of their home communities DENVER, CO — The Colorado Accurate Residence for Redistricting Act, sponsored by Representatives James Coleman and Kerry Tipper, today passed the House by a vote of 38-23. The bill would count people in prison as residents of their home

Telehealth Expansion Moves Forward

February 5, 2020

Legislation would enable community health centers to deploy telehealth and clinical pharmacy services for Colorado Medicaid members DENVER, CO– The House Committee on Public Health Care and Human Services today passed Representative Yadira Caraveo’s bipartisan bill to allow the state to reimburse federally qualified community health centers for telehealth and clinical pharmacy services provided to