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Issue Brief: Comparison of Provisions from Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform and Federal Health Care Reform

As the implementation of federal health care reform begins, Coloradans perhaps hold an advantage over other states as a result of the state’s earlier efforts to bring about health care reform. In 2006, the Colorado General Assembly established the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform – also known as the 208 Commission, after its enabling legislation Senate Bill 06-208 – and charged it with identifying a sustainable future for the state’s health care system. The Commission made nearly unanimous recommendations to the legislature, which was submitted in January 2008.

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