ABOUT THE COLORADO FORUM

The Colorado Forum was established in 1978 to create an informed, objective voice on critical public policy issues facing the state. Our 65 members are recognized leaders in the business, education, healthcare, media, legal, real estate, energy and non-profit communities and represent disparate regions in the state of Colorado. Forum membership is politically diverse; we are a nonpartisan organization that operates by 100% consensus. More >

 

40th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

WATCH: Our members discuss their experiences with The Colorado Forum here.

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Our Perspective

 

Every Coloradan deserves access to quality, affordable health care.  We must implement strategies in Colorado that will improve health care delivery and contain costs.  We must also pursue policies that will maximize wellness and preventative care for all Coloradans.

 

Our Work   

 

The Colorado Forum has a long history of discussing different perspectives and working with diverse stakeholders on health care issues.  The Forum is currently engaging the Governor’s administration in these conversations. Previously, the Forum supported the establishment of a state-based insurance exchange - Connect for Health Colorado - rather than rely on the federal government to manage healthcare reform in our state.  We also support the multi-faceted efforts underway to make Colorado the healthiest state in the country.  The Forum was a vocal advocate for the hospital-based provider fee to allow the healthcare needs of our most disadvantaged citizens to be financed in a more robust way and we applauded the expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Colorado.  The Forum is particularly focused on bringing private and public resources to bear on the health needs of our children and we played an active role in the original implementation of the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHP+) in the state. In recognition of the severity with which the opioid crisis has impacted Colorado communities, the Forum is working with the Governor’s office, the state legislature, the Colorado Medical Society, and the larger community to help identify meaningful ways to mitigate this problem.