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December 11, 2022

Plan to attend the Monday, December 12, 2022 CCA Advocacy Committee meeting from 9:30AM to 11:00AM.

  • At this meeting we will talk about the upcoming 2023 legislative session and some of our expectations on bills that may be presented.
  • At this meeting we are looking for people interested in advocacy topics to step forward and be prepared to follow certain bills and issues as they are introduced in the 2023 legislative session. At our last meeting we did a survey on the top advocacy topics. Here is a link to a contact form where you can sign up for advocacy topics that interest you - CLICK HERE
  • In the Articles section below we have a link to the slides that Jarett Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor on Aging, Office of Governor and Geoff Alexander, Principal Analyst DOLA, CDHS, Behavioral Health presented at the November 28th CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting.
  • Our next meeting is Monday, January 9, 2023 which is the first day of the Colorado Legislative Session.
  • Note that we have changed the passcode for our Zoom meetings - It is now CCA2023#
  • Thank you to everyone that donated to Colorado Center for Aging on Colorado Gives Day and the Home Instead Giving Tuesday!

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Colorado Center for Aging is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: December 12, 2022 - 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Questions about CCA Advocacy Committee

Jeanette Hensley - email - 303-249-5598

Co-Chair of CCA Advocacy Committee

Rich Mauro - email - Direct: 303-480-6778

Co-Chair of CCA Advocacy Committee and Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)


Slide Presentation from November 28th CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting

Below is a link to the slides presented by Jarett Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor on Aging, Office of Governor and Geoff Alexander, Principal Analyst DOLA, CDHS, Behavioral Health. At this meeting they talked about items in the governor's budget related to older adults and some bills state agencies are considering.

View Slide Presentation - CLICK HERE

Spouse in Nursing Home Raises Poverty Risk

"When nursing home care uses up a widow’s savings, the federal Medicaid program will kick in and cover her bills for care. But it’s more complicated for couples. If one spouse moves into a nursing home and the bills start piling up, the person who is still living in their home can face serious financial hardship and even poverty ..." - READ MORE


They faced foreclosure not from their mortgage lender, but from their HOA

"In a year when it felt like everything had gone wrong, a knock at Miesha Ross’ door one December day brought more bad news. 'There was a process server who came and knocked on my door and served me with a foreclosure notice,' Ross said ... "



Audits - Hidden Until Now - Reveal Millions in Medicare Advantage Overcharges

"Newly released federal audits reveal widespread overcharges and other errors in payments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors, with some plans overbilling the government more than $1,000 per patient a year on average ..." - READ MORE


Sick Profit: Investigating Private Equity’s Stealthy Takeover

of Health Care Across Cities and Specialties

"Two-year-old Zion Gastelum died just days after dentists performed root canals and put crowns on six baby teeth at a clinic affiliated with a private equity firm. His parents sued the Kool Smiles dental clinic in Yuma, Arizona, and its private equity investor, FFL Partners. They argued the procedures were done needlessly, in keeping with a corporate strategy to maximize profits by overtreating kids from lower-income families enrolled in Medicaid ..." - READ MORE


Colorado Voices: Common Interest Communities Video

"Rocky Mountain PBS in partnership with ProPublica has spent more than a year investigating life in Colorado’s homeowners associations. From rural mountain communities, to condo buildings in the heart of the city, groups of volunteer neighbors are trying to keep their communities in order. But the system drives many neighborhood disputes to court, leaving some homeowners feeling powerless."

Video on YouTube



December 14, 2022 - Wednesday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative Webinar

The Direct Care Workforce Collaborative is working collaboratively with stakeholders to identify and move forward strategies to support the recruitment and retention of Colorado's direct care workforce. This group intends to meet quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month. Next Meeting is December 14, 2022 from 10:00 - 11:30AM.

Learn more about the Direct Care Workforce Collaborative - CLICK HERE

Zoom Webinar Link -

Meeting ID: ​993 1700 7314 Passcode: 396389

Call-in Option: 1-877-853​-5257

January 4, 2023 - Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CCLP 2023 Legislative Preview Webinar

This year's CCLP 2023 Legislative Preview will again be virtual. We look forward to sharing our new legislative priorities for the upcoming session!

Learn More & Register -

January 9, 2023 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

First CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting of 2023

The next CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings will be on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. The committee will be meeting every Monday while the legislature is in session. Note that we may not have meetings on certain Federal and State holidays.

January 9, 2023 - Monday

First Day of the 2023 Colorado Legislative Session

The First Regular Session of the Seventy-fourth will convene on January 9, 2023. House Speaker Garnett resides in Denver and represents District 2. Senate President Fenberg resides in Boulder and represents District 18.

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CCA eNewsletter Archive

The CCA eNewsletters that go out on Sunday afternoons are archived on the CCA website. You can find all past newsletters at this link - CLICK HERE

CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings 2023

The first CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting of 2023 will be on Monday, January 9th from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. The committee will be meeting every Monday while the legislature is in session. Note that we may not have meetings on certain Federal and State holidays.

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