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

AUTHORS: Natalie O'Donnell Wood

The legislative session wraps up today and we wanted to help you understand how 9 key issues critical to economic opportunity fared under the golden dome this year. We highlighted many of these issues in our 2017 Opportunity Handbook. Check it out here. Our 9 Opp...
The legislative session wraps up today and we wanted to help you understand how 9 key issues critical to economic opportunity fared under the golden dome this year. We highlighted many of these issues in our 2017 Opportunity Handbook. Check it out here. Our 9 Opp...
May 10, 2017
My friend was only 40 when she was diagnosed with melanoma. She had surgery and endured weeks of exhausting immunotherapy. Maybe you were like her. Or maybe, like my aunt, you needed to take care of your mom, whose memory had faded to the point where she couldn’t remember to turn off her faucets. Or it’s possible you were like me, with a baby born...
May 5, 2017
One of the most egregious takeaways from the vote Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives is that the GOP law is primarily a $600 billion tax cut. Instead of trying to rein in health costs, the bill is just a plain-old cost shift. Big health care busine...
May 3, 2017
Bell Senior Policy Analyst Natalie O'Donnell Wood is testifying today in the Colorado Senate in support of the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance program. Please see her testimony below. The Bell supports HB 17-1307, which creates the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program in the Colorado Department of Labor and Emp...
Apr 26, 2017
We’re still waiting to see what happens to the proposed American Health Care Act, the most unpopular piece of federal health legislation in some time. (For a refresher of how the legislation would hurt Colorado, click...
Apr 24, 2017
Natalie O'Donnell Wood, a senior policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center testified today regarding a bill that would help people struggling with high health insurance costs. Her testimony is below. The Bell Policy Center supports HB 17-1235, which creates temporary financial relief for middle class Coloradans who buy health insurance throu...
Apr 11, 2017
The Bell supports HB 17-1307, which creates the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) insurance program in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The FAMLI program would enable employees to pay into a worker-funded insurance program. After making contributions through income deductions, workers could then receive partial wag...

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