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DENVER, Colo. – Americans for Prosperity-CO (AFP-CO) and The LIBRE Initiative-CO (LIBRE-CO) sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis urging additional actions to address public safety and economic challenges associated with the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The letter was in accordance with a memo AFP issued that included guidance for state-based reforms to address the spread of COVID-19.
Jesse Mallory, Colorado state director for Americans for Prosperity, issued the following statement:
“Although Colorado has fewer regulatory restrictions to health care when compared to other states, there are still barriers getting in the way of medical professionals being able to provide critical health care services. Gov. Polis can take immediate action to reduce some of these regulations and ensure that Coloradans are receiving the care they need without unnecessary delay.”
Angel Merlos, coalitions director for the Colorado chapter of The LIBRE Initiative, issued the following statement:
“No one is being spared for COVID 19’s wrath – including Colorado’s Latino community. We are thankful for the efforts being undertaken by our elected officials but urge Gov. Polis to use all of his available tools to ensure that we can reduce or eliminate unnecessary red tape in our state’s health care system. We look forward to working with the governor to ensure that the Latino community can come out of this crisis stronger.”
On March 17 Americans for Prosperity issued a guidance memo for state-based reforms that policymakers should adopt to help respond to the spread of COVID-19 and expand access to critical health care services for those who need it. In accordance with that memo, on April 15, Americans for Prosperity sent a letter to the governor encouraging him to take executive action to: