For decades, the Colorado General Assembly has been committed to ensuring that quality community-based supports are available for people with IDD. As a result, Colorado has been ranked among the top states in the nation for positive outcomes for people with IDD and has been a leader in moving away from institutional placements. Despite these commendable results, Colorado’s system of community-based supports has reached a tipping point. Without rates that reflect the cost of providing services, providers will fall further behind in their ability to fulfill their missions to provide the best services for the people they support. We believe the General Assembly, relevant State departments, community providers, advocates, and other stakeholders have a responsibility to ensure that these critical services are in place for many years to come.