SB 17-121 requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to engage in an ongoing process to improve Medicaid client communications, including seeking input on notices from Medicaid clients.View Update
Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Check the updates below for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.
Need help finding specific info? Updates are sorted in reverse-chronological order, based on the date they were last updated. You can also use the update filters in the sidebar to filter this archive by update type and by Colorado Children's Campaign's position on the legislation. For additional legislative information, including capitol updates prior to 2016, please see our Legislative blog category.
SB 17-064 creates new license requirements for freestanding emergency departments, which are either independent from a hospital or operated by a hospital at a location off the hospital’s main campus.View Update
This budget item would allow Connect for Health Colorado, our state-run insurance Marketplace, to be reimbursed for costs related to determining whether a family is eligible for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).View Update
SB 17-029 would require a question on the 2017 ballot to authorize the state to retain revenue above the TABOR cap to fund full-day kindergarten.View Update
Currently, our state funds only a half-day of kindergarten, plus an additional .08 of a full student, for each kindergarten student. HB 17-1042 would increase that additional amount to .16 of a full student in order to fund a larger portion of a full day of kindergarten for students.View Update
HB 16-1365 would establish requirements for graduating high school students who wish to obtain a biliteracy endorsement on their high school diploma.View Update