HEALTHCARE

Nobody should have to choose between putting food on the table and getting the healthcare they need. Our agenda will ensure every Coloradan has affordable, accessible healthcare and that those struggling with drug abuse and addiction can get the help they desperately need.

Tackle the Opioid Crisis through Medicated Assisted Treatment Programs

In 2017, there were more than 550 opioid overdose deaths from both prescription opioids and illegal opioids such as heroin, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services, while countless others struggle with drug abuse and addiction. That’s why we’re fighting to build on the success of the Medicated Assisted Treatment pilot program by increasing funding to expand the program into 10 additional counties across Colorado.

Create a Public Option

Healthcare is not a privilege for a lucky few. It is a right for all. Yet too many Colorado families struggle with the rising cost of healthcare. That’s why Coloradans deserve a public option. A public option is an innovative solution that will help people in every corner of this state by increasing competition and lowering health care costs. It will also provide a badly-needed affordable healthcare option to our state’s rural and mountain communities.

Increase Mental Health Resources for Students

Colorado students can thrive if we ensure access to mental health resources in schools is robust and accessible. We will support children’s mental health by putting more health professionals in schools to support the needs of students across Colorado.

Import Cheaper Prescriptions Drugs from Canada

Coloradans pay much higher prices for the exact same drugs as the rest of the world. We’re working to pass legislation to formally apply for a waiver from the US Department of Health and Human Services to exempt Colorado from this deeply corrupt ban, allowing our state to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. Hardworking Coloradans should not have to pay thousands of dollars per month for identical drugs that are available for a fraction of the price across the border in Canada.

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