health care cost relief

Beyond Statistics: How Inequity Holds Colorado Back

Inequity affects health care in ways beyond what statistics and data can show. Poor health outcomes, medical debt, insurance coverage, and so much more.

Colorado Women Equal Pay

Colorado Women & Their Families Deserve Equal Pay

If current trends continue, women in Colorado will not see equal pay until the year 2057. 

The Fallout of the DeVos Delay

These regulations hold for-profit institutions accountable, something students desperately need given the landscape. In the past, deceptive marketing tactics at some for-profit schools harmed students' potential by churning out graduates with half-decent job prospects.

CFPB forced arbitration rule

CFPB Forced Arbitration Rule Protects Consumers

Without the CFPB forced arbitration rule, power will remain with big banks and Wall Street. With it, the CFPB rule will hold bad actors accountable and send a strong signal to other firms to not follow suit.

Colorado Stays Focused on Rising Costs

In 2015, health costs represented nearly 10 percent of Coloradans median incomes and grew at a faster pace than wages. This trend is projected to continue: By the end of the decade, health care costs will grow by 7 percent per year in Colorado.

income tax credit for child care, child care tax credit

When Employer Solutions Are Lacking, Invest in Paid Leave

Public investment in paid leave would yield big dividends for employees and employers. Colorado should continue to forge a path toward the future of work. 

Future of Work: The Evolution of Education & Training

America’s education and skills-development system must change in order to meet the needs of our future economy and workforce, but can it?

Colorado’s Fiscal Time Bomb

Barring some change at the ballot box, we won’t help more parents afford child care or better schools or more accessible college and postsecondary programs. We’ll continue to scratch our heads at why we don’t have nicer services and infrastructure. Our state will continue to spend too little to help working families succeed.

exchange death spirals

Reports of Exchange Death Spirals Greatly Exaggerated

They have not always functioned smoothly, but there are signs they are currently stable. They have also been instrumental in helping many people get affordable health insurance.

Low Fees Essential to Secure Savings Success

The fees that would be charged on the Secure Savings Plan are much lower than what small employers with low-wage workers currently pay in the market place. These are the very employers least likely to offer workplace retirement savings plans in Colorado.