By Marianne Goodland
Legislative Reporter 

"Public Option" returns to House after premium target reduction


The 2021 Colorado General Assembly is in its final weeks, with an adjournment mandated by law no later than June 12. It is likely, however, that lawmakers will head home sooner than that, possibly as early as Monday, June 7.

The past week has been a busy one with 276 measures remaining on the legislature’s calendar. 

One bill that is nearing completion: the bill formerly known as the public option. House Bill 1232 as introduced would have set up a state-run health insurance plan, to go into effect if health insurers, doctors and hospitals failed to achieve a goal of reducing insuranc...

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