Gov. Bill Ritter signed his first bill into law today, one that will allow lower prescription drug prices.

The plan, called the Colorado Cares Rx program, allows the state to negotiate lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies for generic drugs….the bill will help people who make up to $61,000 for a family of four.

This is a great start. Now, if we can only move on to providing universal health care coverage to all of our residents. It’s beyond the pale that our President can propose a $2.9 trillion budget that includes billions for the War in Iraq while 47 million Americans are without health insurance.