The Colorado General Assembly and the Governor formed the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging with passage and signage of House Bill 15-1033 in 2015 (key provisions, and fiscal note). The planning group is charged with examining the impact of the shifting aging demographic on the economy, workforce, businesses, market based products and services; state and local revenue budgets and fiscal policies; Medicaid and other safety-net programs and the collateral impact on other non-related state programs; family caregiving and public and private options for long-term care, services and support; federal entitlement reforms; and transportation services and infrastructure.
The Planning Group will develop a comprehensive long-term strategic plan, as well as recommending specific actions and bills to the General Assembly that:
- Best manage the impact of this demographic shift on the state of Colorado
- Improve the long-term quality and effectiveness of outcome-based services by government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector
- Ensure adequate and sustainable funding and spending strategies for Medicaid and other state and local programs
- Create a public education campaign to improve individual and family preparedness