Newly Elected State Senator Jim Smallwood Appointed Chair of Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Parker, CO — Recently elected State Senator Jim Smallwood of Colorado Senate District 4 has been appointed Chair of Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

In this position, Smallwood hopes to tackle entitlement reform and rein in the runaway spending the Democrats have facilitated for the last six years. Smallwood will also prioritize transparency and accountability ensuring high costs are not due to administrative backlog.

“Since 2010, I have focused on helping my neighbors in Colorado navigate Obamacare. Watching people struggle to cope with sky-rocketing premiums, loss of health plans, and crushing new regulations was infuriating. Now I am thrilled to have the chance to use my experience to battle against future government overreach,” commented Senator-elect Jim Smallwood. 

For years, Smallwood has worked toward ensuring that all Coloradans have affordable health care choices. His experience with insurers and the exchange will be invaluable as the number of health insurance plans available for 2017 will decrease significantly as carriers like United Health Group and Rocky Mountain Health Plans elect to no longer offer their plans on Connect for Health Colorado.

“I am honored to be appointed Chair. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to ensure affordable health care choices for all Coloradans and lead Colorado back to responsible and limited government,” remarked Senator-elect Jim Smallwood.

Jim Smallwood has lived in Senate District 4 for 20 years. At the age of 22, he started a small insurance brokerage firm, and has spent his life working against the factors which limit access to affordable health care.