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

AUTHORS: Natalie O'Donnell Wood

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...
Mar 29, 2017
Natalie O'Donnell Wood, a senior policy analyst with the Bell, testified on March 28 in favor of HB 17-1253, a bill that proects seniors from financial abuse. Here's her testimony: The Bell supports HB 17-1253, which amends the Colorado Securities Act to require certain financial professio...
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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...

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