A bill offering discounted prescriptions to some Colorado residents is now law, with Governor Bill Ritter signing his first measure almost a month after taking office.
Ritter signed Senate Bill 1 during a brief ceremony at the state Capitol this morning.
The signing comes five days after Ritter issued an executive order directing the state to assemble a list of preferred drugs.
Colorado Medicaid clients are expected to save two to five percent off the cost of prescription drugs on that list.
Ritter says the bill will help people who make up to $61,000 for a family of four.