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The Revamped Public Option Bill: Still on a Collision Course with Government Rate-setting and Medical Provider Budget Cuts

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Common Sense Institute analyzes the impacts of the amended version of HB21-1232, requiring premiums for the Colorado option to be set 18% lower than the 2021 average in the individual and small-group insurance markets, with some allowance for medical inflation.

Spend Now, Save Later

Spend Now, Save Later

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Common Sense Institute, REASON Foundation and Secure Futures Colorado researches the impacts of using state funds to apply a one-time supplemental payment of $500 million to PERA.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: March 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: March 2021

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The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs and labor force data shows that, while the state has made significant progress from the April 2020 low points, achieving full recovery will take significantly more time.   

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CSI’S MISSION

CSI’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that Coloradans are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives. Common Sense Institute was founded in 2010 originally as Common Sense Policy Roundtable. CSI’s founders were a concerned group of business and community leaders who observed that divisive partisanship was overwhelming policymaking and believed that sound economic analysis could help Coloradans make fact-based and common sense decisions.