Study Projects Health Reform will Benefit Colorado’s Economy

A new issue brief from The Colorado Trust sheds light on what the budgetary impacts of federal healthcare reform may be on Colorado families, businesses and the state. The Economic Impact of Health Reform in Colorado highlights findings from an in-depth study that assessed the effects of healthcare reform on the Colorado economy. Because the study began prior to the passage of federal healthcare reform, it was based on the recommendations of Colorado’s 208 Commission. Conducted by the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization, and validated by The University of Denver’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future, the study was commissioned and supported by The Colorado Trust and the Colorado Health Foundation (available at This new issue brief summarizes the study and updates selected findings to reflect the specifics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).