"If anything happens to save Coloradans money on health care, it'll come from Colorado," Gov. Jared Polis told the Sentinel's editorial board on Friday. "It's not likely to come from Washington."
Indeed, a divided Congress is having a tough enough time figuring out how to fully keep the federal government open. Prospects for meaningful health-care legislation are dim.
Against a backdrop of congressional gridlock, which the former congressman knowns only too well, Polis is driving an ambitious agenda to contain health-care costs on multiple fronts under a broader banner of securing a more prosperous economy for all state residents.