Many issues keep Colorado’s health care system from working for all Coloradans.
We’re focusing our leadership and resources on key change efforts that we believe have the greatest chance to transform the health care system. Building on a foundation of two decades of health care transformation work, we conducted rigorous research and analysis to identify the changes that need to happen in Colorado to achieve our long-term goal of a health care system that works for those who face health inequities:
- Equitable health care access
- Value-based payment systems
- Universal health insurance coverage
Within these broad work areas, we’ve identified three specific initiatives we think we’re best positioned to make a difference in:
- Moving health care delivery upstream: Social determinants of health and systemic oppression must be recognized as drivers of access to care and health inequities
- Changing payment systems to cover the whole person: Colorado Medicaid payment reform needs to address social determinants and include payment for upstream health factors
- Ensuring the health system works for immigrants: Health systems must change to better meet immigrant needs and we must build allyship and momentum toward a coverage campaign
Additionally, we’ll be supporting efforts to protect and increase the coverage gains we’ve made and expand access to health care for all Coloradans. Find out how each of these issues are affecting Coloradans and what we’re doing about it.
Coloradans should be able to get the health care they need, when they need it.
Our systems and institutions shouldn’t advantage some and hurt others.
Immigrants are an important part of Colorado’s economy and future.
Coloradans should pay for quality, not quantity, in health care.
Social factors like race, income, and ZIP code shouldn’t determine a person’s health.