Policy & Advocacy

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) takes great pride in its ability to provide federal and state lawmakers with the tools they need to make informed decisions on the health care matters affecting their constituents. CHA provides legislators information regarding key subjects such as health care reform and its effects on both Colorado’s hospitals and the patients they serve. CHA also helps to educate elected officials about the important role that Colorado’s hospitals play in their communities and the many ways that state lawmakers can work with their local hospitals to support a healthier constituency.

CHA’s annual legislative agenda (click here for the 2017 edition) is guided by the three key policy principles identified in the CHA Strategic Plan: coverage and access to care; regulatory streamlining; and payment reform. These principles inform the Association’s decisions to support or oppose legislation throughout the session, and provide a roadmap for developing the legislative agenda and introducing legislation on an annual basis.

Click here to review the CHA 2016 Legislative Report, which details the work achieved by the Association during the 2016 legislative session. For more information, contact Katherine Mulready, CHA vice president of legislative policy and chief strategy officer, at katherine.mulready@cha.com or 720.330.6040.