A Letter from CBSA President & CEO Jennifer Jones Paton: 2021 Legislative Session

Dear Colorado Life Sciences Community, Colorado BioScience Association builds a collaborative, pro-innovation environment for life sciences innovation. Through our Policy + Advocacy efforts, we work a...

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Legislative Session Closes – CBSA Reviews Policy Accomplishments

The 2021 legislative session, the First Regular Session of the 73rd General Assembly, has concluded. It was an unprecedented session that started during the heights of the COVID-19 pandemic and ended...

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Policy Wins for Colorado Life Sciences Community with SB 175 Amendments

As the legislative session nears an end, health care and prescription drug bills are still being negotiated. Last week, Colorado SB 175 passed the House floor on a second reading on Friday. CBSA thank...

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Weekly Policy Update: Two State Bills Move Forward That Could Adversely Impact Life Sciences Ecosystem

The end of the 2021 Colorado legislative session is quickly approaching. The last possible day (June 12) is less than two weeks away and it’s possible that the General Assembly could even wrap up befo...

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Weekly Policy Update: State Bills Advance to Create More Small Business Support Programs

Two state bills advanced this week that would create new programs to support Colorado small businesses. These proposals are part of a larger $800 million state stimulus package that targets aide to ce...

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Weekly Policy Update: CBSA Hosts Congressional Briefing on the Impacts of Reference Pricing

CBSA partnered with We Work for Health Colorado this week to host a briefing for Colorado congressional offices about the impacts of international reference pricing on our innovation ecosystem. Duane...

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Weekly Policy Update: Drug Review Board Legislation Passes State Senate

Senate Bill 175 (Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board) passed the Colorado Senate today on a vote of 19-16. The bill would create a prescription drug review board in Colorado that is charged w...

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Weekly Policy Update: Colorado Legislature Finalizes State Budget

The Colorado legislature finalized the state budget today, which will now be sent to Governor Polis for his signature. In addition to funding day-to-day operations of the state government, the $34.6 b...

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CBSA Urges CMS to Implement MCIT Rule Without Delay

In January, CMS finalized a new rule called Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technologies (MCIT). The rule provides immediate national Medicare coverage for FDA-designated breakthrough devices and diag...

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Weekly Policy Update: Biden’s Spending Proposal Signals Key Healthcare Priorities

Last week the White House unveiled a $1.5 trillion discretionary spending request for the coming fiscal year. The request, which is only part of the President’s full budget proposal, is a sharp depart...

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