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What Are We Doing About It? A Review of 2019 Legislation to Address the Price of Prescription Drugs in Colorado

June 06, 2019 / ALLIE HOFFMAN

In recent years, Colorado lawmakers drafted numerous bills to address the price of prescription drugs. Many of these bills failed because of opposition by Republican Senate leadership, but the 2018 election opened the door for more cost-reduction measures to pass. With the Democratic sweep of state government and Gov. Jared Polis’ emphasis on reducing health care costs for Coloradans, including with prescription drugs, it was clear that the legislature would have a lot to say about pharmaceutical costs during the 2019 session.