AUTHORS: Natalie O'Donnell Wood | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Natalie O'Donnell Wood

Mar 9, 2017
We’re keeping a close eye on how the Congressional Republicans’ newly proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), introduced on Monday, would impact Colorado. The measure would effectively repeal many aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a budget process. The plan contains major threats to the health ca...
Mar 8, 2017
Colorado’s Western Slope and rural counties have the highest health insurance rates in the state and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne wants to provide quick help so working people can better afford health insurance. She’s supporting financial assistance to bring do...
Feb 27, 2017
Senior Policy Analyst Natalie O'Donnell Wood provided testimony on Monday for House Bill 17-1002, the Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit Extension. You may download a copy of her testimony by clicking here or read it below. T...
Feb 7, 2017
Colorado's Senate Finance Committee voted in favor of a bill on Feb. 7 that would repeal Colorado's health exchange, Connect for Health Colorado. The measure is expected to do well in the full Senate, which Republicans control. But the bill faces opposition in the Democratically-controlled House. Natalie O'Donnell Wood, the Bell's senior analyst wh...
Feb 2, 2017
Bill Murray called it “one of the greatest conceptual scripts I’ve ever seen.” He was talking about Groundhog Day, his 1992 film that depicts a selfish, cynical TV reporter stuck repeating the same day over and over. Over the years, at least for Bi...
Jan 20, 2017
People in the middle class feel squeezed because of health costs. The cost conundrum is a leading driver of the federal health care debate. The reasons why people feel squeezed are complicated, but insurance costs are a big piece of the puzzle. In Colorado, costs have gone up most for people buying individual insurance, though many have had help wi...
Dec 30, 2016
Colorado now has a framework to help Coloradans who hope to age in their communities, thanks to ...
Dec 16, 2016
Colorado’s aging population will drive increases in the state budget immediately and reduce the rate of growth in General Fund revenues over the long term, based on recent projections...

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