Short of votes and spooked by a report from the Congressional Budget Office, Senate leaders have decided to postpone a vote on their health care bill.
That’s welcome news. It represents a reprieve not only for the Affordable Care Act but also for at least 32 million Americans, the number the CBO said would be added to the ranks of the uninsured under the Senate plan.
Just as important, this delay marks an opportunity. Even those who favor the Affordable Care Act recognize its flaws; now we have the chance and the challenge to fix them.
That’s what we’re asking you to help us do. We’re opening a public dialogue, and we invite you to join us.
What steps can we take to improve care, reduce costs, and expand coverage? We’ll share your suggestions with our congressional delegation.
Mental Health Colorado is a nonpartisan organization. We’re looking for good ideas — and for men and women of good will — no matter which party they belong to.