The Colorado House and Senate approved SB 1, a bill which will allow people who cannot afford health insurance to buy discounted drugs through the state. The measure would authorize the state of Colorado to work in consultation with private sector pharmacies in order to negotiate the lowest possible prices for generic drugs and increase access to affordable treatments for those who currently lack health insurance. Gov. Ritter is expected to sign the bill shortly. For more information, read CPA’s policy briefing and model legislation on Prescription Drug Pricing.