Despite the shortage of actual therapists to help fight Colorado’s mental health crisis, Jared Polis has decided to add more bureaucracy. Polis has added the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) to his ever expanding government. Buckle down, therapists, as of July 2024, you will pay higher fees from the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and the BHA. Beginning in the Fiscal Year 2023-24, $225,000 in licensing fee revenue will go to the BHA. And, let’s look at the bigger picture of what the BHA will cost Colorado. For the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 it will cost us $2,928,648. Do we need a new, massive, taxpayer funded entity to figure out how to reform Colorado’s behavioral health care system? Let TABOR do its job and allow the taxpayers to decide.