Monday April 4, 2022 on HEALTH CARE

Health Care in the 2022 Session
Dear CSLC Members & Friends,You’re invited to join us this Monday for our next program. We’ll gather online on Monday, April 4 at noon to discuss health care issues that are under debate in the 2022 legislative session. We’ll be discussing bills such as Cover All Coloradans (HB 1289), Health Care Sharing Reporting Requirements (HB 1269), and the No Surprise Act (HB 1284). Join us to learn more!Join us on Zoom (click to copy or follow link)
Rep. Susan Lontine (D)House District 1Rep. Lontine grew up in Florida, where she attended the University of Central Florida and worked in the field of advertising before moving to Pennsylvania, joining her husband, and starting her family. In 1996, the Lontines moved to Denver, the childhood home of her husband, Chuck. She and Chuck have lived with their son, Ben, in Southwest Denver since 1998. She worked at the Capitol in the office of Rep. Jeanne Labuda and served as the Chief of Staff for Sen. Irene Aguilar. Susan has been the State Representative for House District 1 since 2014 and won re-election to her fourth and final House term in 2020. She is the Chair of the House Health & Insurance Committee, Chair of the Capitol Building Advisory Committee, and a member of the Agriculture, Livestock & Water Committee.
Adam FoxColorado Consumer Health InitiativeAdam serves as the Deputy Director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI). He joined CCHI in July 2011, where he started as CCHI’s Membership Coordinator and later served as Director of Strategic Engagement for 7 years. He directs policy, communications, and organizing activities to advance CCHI’s strategic plan, cultivating relationships with health care stakeholders, policymakers, and government officials at state and national level to develop and advocate for policy priorities that benefit consumers and center on equity in health care. He earned his M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2009 and his B.A. in International Studies, Anthropology, and Spanish from Pacific University in 2007.
Isabel CruzColorado Consumer Health InitiativeIsabel is the Policy Manager for CCHI. She is a passionate advocate dedicated to amplifying the voices of consumers and marginalized communities to promote equity and wellness in Colorado. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Isabel earned her BA in Sociology from Yale University with a certificate from the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights. In her role as Policy Manager, she is committed to bringing people together to advocate for policy solutions that ensure all Coloradans can access affordable and affirming healthcare.
Rayna HetlageCenter for Health ProgressRayna is the Senior Policy Manager at the Center for Health Progress. She earned her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Systems Management and Policy from the Colorado School of Public Health and her Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona. Her past work has focused on addressing food insecurity and the health impacts of food deserts. She has previously worked at the Colorado Fiscal Institute as a Health Policy Analyst where she advocated for legislation to hold polluters accountable to communities and to expand access to health insurance subsidies.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Upcoming ProgramsApril 11: Healthy School Meals for All (SB 22-087)April 18: Workforce DevelopmentApril 25: Environmental Policy in the 2022 Session
2022 Executive CommitteeChair: Sarah BarnesVice Chair: Mathew MengeshaTreasurer: Cynthia WadleSecretary & Membership Chair: Susan StarkLegislative Chair: Chaer RobertCommunications Chair: Randle LoebMembers at Large: Chip Spreyer, Diane Rich, Nan Morehead, Kay Bengston, Aubrey Wilde, Peter Severson, Patrick Potyondy, Dave DeLay
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