HEALTH CARE REFORM
We have a moral obligation to provide equal access to affordable health care for all people. Everyone should have the ability to thrive physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
OUR NORTH STAR
Everyone has the right to live in conditions that support optimal physical and mental health, which means being able to see a doctor when they need, at a cost they can afford. Access to health care is important but being truly healthy requires so much more. In many of our faith traditions, the care of a neighbor is a testament to the practice of one’s faith, to the idea that we are in this together and that extending hospitality is a reflection of the God one serves. To that end, we are committed to supporting the systems, policies, and infrastructure in Colorado that let our neighbors live their healthiest lives regardless of zip code, ethnicity, or income.
Together Colorado envisions a future where more equitable policies benefit everyone, so each and every Coloradan has access to the services, resources and support they need to live their healthiest lives. As we work towards that goal, we support the following initiatives:
- We are united in our commitment to health care for all. Leaders are actively working toward policies and innovative strategies that reduce cost and establish health equity for ALL Coloradans.
- We will continue to defend the Affordable Care Act against repeal efforts at both state and national levels.
- Together Colorado Leaders work to reduce barriers and increase enrollment of eligible Colorado children in healthcare programs, especially among working families.
- As our healthcare system has become more complex and more difficult to navigate, even people with insurance and lots of resources can be underserved. We organize so those who need care beyond their current coverage and those who live in remote areas receive adequate and equitable access to care.
HEALTH CARE CAMPAIGNS
Leaders are co-leading a coalition of healthcare advocates to reform the Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation system (NEMT) in Colorado to further ensure the equitable access to healthcare for all clients.
Together Colorado is a member of the All Kids Covered Coalition striving to reduce the number of uninsured children in Colorado. Our state is a leader in covering kids. Roughly 9 out of 10 children have health insurance Yet, about 102,000 children are still uninsured. That's still too many.
Together Colorado successfully helped to implement The Bridges to Care project in Aurora, Colorado. The Bridges to Care project follows an initiative developed in Camden, New Jersey by Dr. Jeffrey Brenner called “Hotspotters” that focuses on getting patients and resources out of overcrowded emergency rooms and into quality primary care. It creates better and more cost-effective care for older adults and people with disabilities nationwide supported by Medicare and Medicaid policy.
We desire a merciful, rehabilitative justice system that maintains the hope and human dignity of every person.
We desire a moral and communal economy based on the infinite value of human beings, not material objects.