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After last raucous town hall, Colorado’s Mike Coffman to face constituents again

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., addresses constituents during a town hall meeting in a hall on the campus of the University of Colorado Medical School late Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. Town halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress since the election of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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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Cox: Vote on Senate health care bill delayed, but not dead; cancer patients still concerned

Martha Cox

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.

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Viano: GOP health insurance reform bill must stop Obamacare-induced bleeding

Jake Viano

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 […]

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DeGette: Trumpcare would hurt seniors and others in Colorado: Here’s how

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette

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 […]

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Guzman: A solution for our rural hospitals

Sen. Lucia Guzman

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 […]

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Webb: Repealing Obamacare wastes taxpayer dollars

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb

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 […]

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