Healthier Colorado scorecard

Healthier Colorado lauded state lawmakers for their good deeds for health care in a new scorecard released Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Those recognized for improve access to care were, from left, Sen. Don Coram, Sen. Kerry Donovan, Rep. Chris Kennedy and Rep. Matt Soper.

Democrats and Republicans are lauded in Healthier Colorado's legislative scorecard released Tuesday.

That's significant as other advocacy groups seek to reward one party or the other for supporting what is usually a partisan agenda.

Healthier Colorado graded senators and representatives based on three categories: 

Top scores were:

Care access — Sens. Don Coram, R-Montrose, and Kerry Donovan, D-Vail; and Reps. Matt Soper, R-Delta, and Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood.

"Bridging the gap" — Sens. Jeff Bridges, D-Greenwood Village, and Jack Tate, R-Centennial; and Reps. Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, Kevin Van Winkle, R-Highlands Ranch, and Perry Will, R-New Castle.

Healthy communities — Sens. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, and Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora; and Reps. Colin Larson, R-Littleton, Yadira Caraveo, D-Thornton, and Kyle Mullica, D-Northglenn.

Read the full scorecard by clicking here.

“We started the 2020 legislative session with an ambitious agenda, and we ended it by accomplishing even more than originally planned,” said Healthier Colorado executive director Jake Williams said in a statement.

“Healthier Colorado believes that holding legislators accountable through shining a light on the policies they support and oppose is an effective way to achieve long-term, systemic advancements for public health. Our annual legislative scorecard is the central piece of this ongoing strategy. On this scorecard, you can see for yourself who decided to stand up for public health and health equity, and who did not.”

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