The 2012 session brought good news to seniors. With my support, we reinstated the Senior Homestead Exemption, increased the monthly standard assistance of the Old Age Pension Health and Medical Care Program, reinstated dental care services for seniors enrolled in the program, and also extended dental care to seniors who only qualify for the Medicare Savings Program [HB 12-1326].

Seniors also benefit from our having extended funding through 2019 of a program to help low-income households with their energy bills [HB 12-1028].

Colorado seniors have worked all their lives, paid taxes dutifully and made our state the great place that it is. It’s only right that they should be allowed to live out their retirement years in dignity and with respect.