Monday, August 22, 2011

Dancing With The (Hopefully Aligned) Stars

While Imagine! was hosting a Boulder Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” last week, I had the opportunity to visit with several other Chamber members. During one of the conversations a member asked about regulatory issues we have. I gave a standard response about the three State regulatory agents; Departments of Health Care Policy and Financing, Human Services, and Public Health and Environment. Each has a dog in the fight, as they say. I didn’t really come up with a good analogy as to how much of a challenge this can be at times. So I had to think about it for a few days.

Pretend you are at a wedding reception with a live band. Pretend you are asked to dance, and pretend you said yes and hit the dance floor. And as soon as you hit the floor a second band, and then a third band begin to play music at the same time. The three bands decided on their own music and insist you wiggle about following the Arthur Murray steps for their song.

You get the picture.

More recently, Governor Hickenlooper has the regulatory agencies talking with one another to streamline and hopefully share the same sheet music for our wedding reception. Hopefully the next time a person a developmental disability comes seeking support, or asks me to dance, we will be all listening to the same music.

Then again, what do I know?

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