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Guiding Principles

The Commission's goal is to increase coverage and reduce cost and has adopted the following principles to guide its work:

  • Protect and improve the health status of all Coloradans.
  • Expand coverage of essential health care services for all Coloradans, with an emphasis on the uninsured and underinsured.
  • Align incentives to provide high-quality, cost-effective and coordinated care.
  • Support a system that is financially viable, sustainable and fair.
  • Provide opportunities for meaningful choice and encourage personal responsibility.
  • Emphasize wellness, prevention, health education and consumer empowerment.


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