HB23-1209: Colorado Universal Health Care Impact Analysis

Tell Your Legislator!

On Thursday, March 2, 2023, we will join other health care advocates at the Colorado State Capitol to ask them to support HB23-1209.

We plan to convene in the basement café area in the morning, but to receive any last-minute updates, please complete your RSVP here.  Even if you cannot join in person, volunteer for our Virtual Lobby Team and we'll follow up with more details on how to participate in the process and influence your legislators.

Be sure to review the "Quick Links" posted earlier, and note that we recently added a community-sourced Talking Points document as well.

Upcoming HB23-1209 Hearing

Save the date — March 10, 2023!

HB23-1209 is scheduled to be heard in its first committee on March 10th in the House Health & Insurance Committee.

Stay tuned here for information on how to follow, participate, and provide testimony in support.

In the meantime, sign on here to show your support for this important legislation!

A Brief History of Colorado Health Care Reform

Colorado has had a long history of moving towards universal health care.

These are some significant dates in that timeline.

HB23-1209 is Introduced!

Representative Boesenecker, Representative McCormick, and Senator Jaquez Lewis have introduced a bill this session to authorize a formal study that would fully analyze the impacts of a proposed universal health care system.


If enacted, the Colorado School of Public Health would conduct a detailed analysis of the feasibility of creating a publicly financed, privately delivered universal health care system in Colorado, including how to equitably finance the system and the economic impacts.  Given that every prior (smaller scale) study has arrived at the same overwhelming conclusion — that universal health care would be overwhelmingly beneficial and billions of dollars cheaper statewide — you can guess who (and how financially loud and wrong) our opposition is going to be.

This is REALLY BIG and BREAKING NEWS!  Stay tuned here for updates (or make sure you sign up for our email alerts) as we let you know more about what's going on, why we support this, and how you can help!

Quick Links

HB23-1209 Latest Bill Versions