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Welcome to Colorado Ideas 2.0, LLC - a Denver-based advice and information service, founded and directed by Richard "Dick" Cauchi. For 21 years, Richard was Health Program Director at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), leading work on health policy topics for the 7,300+ legislative members and their staff in the 50 states.
At Colorado Ideas 2.0 our independent, in-house expertise is in the areas of:
As of 2019 I am available for inquiries, advice or proposed projects. Colorado Ideas 2.0 does not engage in lobbying.
2020 Examples of published or posted work
2000-2018 - State Health Policy
2020 Report Topic Resources (Offline and Fair Use)
Other Posted documents and resources
Notes and Quotes:
2 Post: 2017 "There is a noticeable uptick among state legislatures and state governments in terms of what kind of role states can play in addressing the cost of prescription drugs and access," said Richard Cauchi, health program director at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Some states are tackling transparency, by requiring manufacturers to detail a drug's production and advertising costs when prices exceed certain thresholds. Others have aimed for caps on what drugmakers can charge Medicaid or state employee benefit programs, where officials often feel the price squeeze. Still others set ceilings on what consumers face in out-of-pocket costs.
3 1/31/2008  'Other states that are developing plans and may consider them in legislation this year include Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington according to ... (NCSL)'.. Richard Cauchi.

4 NYT: "The states, meanwhile, will continue experimenting with their own efforts, according to Richard Cauchi, who follows state health initiatives for the National Conference of State Legislatures. “There’s certainly momentum and growing interest on the state level,” he said. In Connecticut, Ms. Wyman, a Democrat who supported the measure the governor recently vetoed, continues to push for creation of some sort of state-directed purchasing pool.

5 Example of NCSL web publications.  Copyright NCSL -

50-state map of Medicaid Rx state rebates. Author: Richard Cauchi 2018. Copyright NCSL     14 Masks Compared

Website Origins and History
Colorado2.com originally was founded in 1997 as Colorado Access 2000, providing web directories in the state of Colorado and beyond. For the topics noted, continue to use our public information and directory sites and links for useful information about Colorado and beyond.  Archive Projects 1997-2010

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