. Colorado Ideas 2.0, LLC .
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.
With Colorado Ideas 2.0 our independent, in-house expertise is in the areas of:
- State legislative and executive branch health policy, especially health insurance and coverage expansion, prescription drugs (brand, generics and biologics), as well as state health costs and financing. Also history and chronologies of areas including the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, universal coverage, free-market alternatives and pooled purchasing.
- State legislative processes - bi-partisan, individualized advice and training about procedures, committees, members and stakeholders nationwide. Also knowledgeable about legislative history, 50-state tracking, scans and electoral campaigns.
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 work and quotes in articles,
- Policies on Required Use of Masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19: An Updated Nationwide Review - May 2020 (PDF) short URL (PDF)
- Required Masks=Saving Lives - An advocacy and consumer toolkit - May 2020 (PDF)
- Colorado-acts-quickly-mandatory-covid-19-rules-richard-cauchi/ (April 2020) |(PDF)
- Reinventing a "Team of Rivals" to Unite Democrats for the November Election (PDF)
2020 Report Topic Resources (Offline and Fair Use)
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 -
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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Updated: May 25, 2020
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