Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman will hold a town hall meeting on Aug. 1 in Henderson as protests continue over GOP-led health reform efforts. The town hall planned for 6 p.m. at Prairie View High School follows a meeting the congressman held in April when an angry crowd assailed him, resulting in national headlines. Protesters […]
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The U.S. Senate has delayed a vote on the poorly named Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) that would do great harm to millions of patients with cancer. In the weeks ahead, we must redouble our efforts to fight any proposals from the Senate that could price people out of affordable, adequate and accessible health coverage.
I’m proud to have served my country — but my country, or more precisely its health care system, has been falling short in recent years. The VA facilities have had well-known problems and 1.75 million veterans who rely on Medicaid for their health care are facing an uncertain future. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) clearly […]
The health care debate has so far focused primarily on patient impacts. As well it should, a healthy Colorado is in everyone’s best interests. But there are additional factors Congress should keep in mind as it considers legislation that could reshape Medicaid as we know it — the economic effects.
Editor: Republicans in the U.S. Senate are secretly crafting a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. What has Sen. Cory Gardner told the citizens of Colorado about this bill? NOTHING! Why the secrecy? Why no open hearings? The ACA had 100 open hearings.
Back in 2010, voters across the nation swept Republicans into office, giving the GOP the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in years. Two years later, Americans allowed the Republicans to take control of the Senate, and the party has managed to maintain its majority in the federal legislative branch ever […]
Trumpcare was defeated and the Affordable Care Act saved from repeal last month thanks in large part to the American public. They spoke out passionately on behalf of the ACA in phone calls and emails to their members of Congress. They raised their voices at events like the community forum in Denver where 1,000 of […]
Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]
Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the plan to replace Barack Obama’s health law […]
Congress must not repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Engaging in efforts to repeal the law is nothing more than a waste of taxpayers’ dollars and political theater. Health care is essential to everyone’s quality of life and a significant economic driver in Colorado and nationally. Consumers, businesses and governments all need the […]