Governor Polis has released his proposed record $40 billion 2022-23 state budget. This comes on the heels of a stronger-than-expected economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and includes a number of one-time investments made possible by funding from the federal CARES Act. Read all the details here

What does the proposed budget mean for physicians? 

In his public statements last week, Governor Polis acknowledged the burden COVID continues to have, stating “We’ve seen the challenges the pandemic has exposed in our workforce, health care, and childcare systems. My proposed balanced budget aims to build on the foundations that have been laid to help Colorado recover faster and stronger.” 

The proposal includes: 

The Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly will use the governor’s proposal to inform their own budget priorities, which will eventually become a bill voted on by the legislature next spring. 

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