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To: Colorado state legislature

Colorado needs a public health insurance option

Signed into law in June.

Colorado needs a public health insurance option

Too many Coloradans are struggling to afford the health insurance and care they need. Colorado needs a public option now. Vote for HB21-1232.

Why is this important?

Too many Coloradans are struggling to afford the health insurance and care they need. People shouldn't have to choose between taking care of their health and filing for bankruptcy or losing the roof overhead. The healthcare industry has not controlled runaway health care costs. Instead of taking accountability to lower costs, they spend millions of dollars to keep health care unaffordable and inaccessible.

Colorado leaders are discussing the right solution for Colorado. They need to hear your story.


This bill will make health insurance more affordable for individuals and small businesses while improving the available plans' value with health equity-focused standardized plans.

It helps address health inequities created by systemic racism, which are unjust and costly for our healthcare system and our communities' health as a whole, by providing pre-deductible coverage for services that address conditions that disproportionately impact people of color.

It is time to hold the healthcare industry accountable and offer a better, more affordable health care option.


Reasons for signing

  • I signed because I am a mental health provider, I worked for a major insurance company for 8 years and I have seen from the inside, the provider side and the client side that health care needs to be for everyone. It needs to be independent from the employer; jobs change, businesses close, bosses treat you terrible, marriages needs to be a reliable constant based on the fact that you are a breathing human being. Period.
  • I have never been able to afford health care for my spouse who owned a small business which had to close due to Covid
  • I've signed because everyone deserves the right to health care.


2021-07-15 11:50:39 -0400

Petition is successful with 1,345 signatures

2021-04-24 17:48:08 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2021-04-24 11:13:17 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-04-23 12:14:01 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-04-15 12:11:07 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-04-09 23:10:03 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-04-09 14:44:32 -0400

10 signatures reached