HB22-1370 Signed into Law by Governor Jared Polis 

Group photo in which three women hold up red posters reading "2022 Session: Saving People Money on Health Care" with a white heart. Governor Jared Polis stands in the center surrounded by advocates in formal spring attire.

May 18, 2022— Governor Jared Polis stands with bill sponsors and health advocates to celebrate signing HB22-1370 into law. (Location: Children’s Hospital of Colorado)

On a beautiful spring afternoon, the Chronic Care Collaborative and health advocates from across Colorado gathered together on the lawn at Colorado Children’s Hospital to celebrate the end of this year’s legislative session. Under a sunny sky, Gov. Jared Polis signed several revolutionary health bills into law that will save people money on health care and prioritize people over profits. Among them was HB22-1370, the CCC’s priority bill that enacts critical protections to make health care affordable and dependable for those living with chronic conditions. We are so thankful to the bill’s prime sponsors, Representative Iman Jodeh (HD-41), Representative Emily Sirota (HD-9), Senator Faith Winter (SD-24), and Senator Janet Buckner (SD-28) for ensuring that this critical piece of legislation made it across the finish line. However, this day of celebration would not have been possible without the efforts of our incredible volunteer advocates. Coloradans just like you shared their lived experience dealing with unethical insurance practices and the impact that policies such as step therapy and midyear formulary switching had on their lives. Through powerful testimony, meetings with legislators, letters to state representatives, op-eds, and more, our chronic disease community made their voice heard and created lasting change in our state. From all of us at the CCC, thank you for all of your hard work and inspiring activism. Never forget that your voice matters.

Join us in signing our virtual “thank you” card for all the legislators that voted in support!

Governor Polis sits at a black table as he signs HB22-1370 into law. Behind him stand bill sponsors Rep. Jodeh, Rep. Sirota, Sen. Hill, and Sen. Buckner. In the background, health advocates wearing spring formal attire smile and look at the bill on the table

May 18, 2022— Gov. Jared Polis signs HB22-1370 into law. (Location: Colorado Children’s Hospital)

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