Monday, July 10, 2017

DENVER — Monday, July 10, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced that significant progress has been made on The State of Health, the Governor’s plan to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. The release of the The State of Health Scorecard highlights the risk to this progress should the Senate move forward with cuts to health programs.

“More Coloradans have access to quality health care than ever before and this coverage is improving the health of people across our state,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “The Senate bill’s cuts to funding and coverage threaten our progress in all areas. We urge the Senate to work with a bipartisan group of Governors to focus on problems we all agree need fixing.”

In 2013, Governor Hickenlooper released the “The State of Health: Colorado’s Commitment to become the Healthiest State.” The plan set ambitious goals. Since launching, Colorado has completed most of the targets set by the plan, and in many cases, has gone beyond the initial goals. However, there is still more work to do, particularly regarding opioid abuse and obesity.

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