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On December 16, 2016, the End-of-Life Options Act went into effect after Colorado voters passed the bill by ballot initiative by a 2-to-1 margin – making it the largest medical aid-in-dying ballot victory to date. Compassion & Choices launched our bilingual Colorado Access campaign in December 2016 to help Coloradans who want to learn more about this end-of-life option.

History

In 2016, Compassion & Choices and the Compassion & Choices Action Network made the strategic decision to support a ballot initiative in Colorado. Compassion & Choices lent its policy know-how and deep understanding of aid-in-dying laws to work with petitioners to draft the proposed statute, while the Compassion & Choices Action Network provided important financial resources to foster an effective on-the-ground advocacy effort.

Bolstered by funds provided by Compassion & Choices Action Network – Colorado (CCAN-CO), the Yes on Colorado End-of-Life Options committee organized the citizen-led campaign for Proposition 106 after two narrowly failed attempts by the Colorado Legislature to pass the measure, in spite of multiple public polls showing overwhelming support.

/ April 11, 2017

“Find Care” Tool Helps Identify Health Systems in Colorado That Support Patient End-of-Life Choice

(Denver – April 11, 2017) Compassion & Choices has launched a new Colorado “Find Care” tool to empower residents to find and choose health systems and medical teams in their area that support patient choice under the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. This tool will help people wisely choose health care facilities, hospice and medical teams […]

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