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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 27, 20175min1100

Colorado's two U.S. senators, Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, both said Tuesday they were glad Senate Republicans decided to delay a vote on legislation meant to overhaul the health care system, although it was for different reasons. Bennet, a Democrat, said it was chance for a fresh start, while Gardner, a Republican, called it an opportunity to take more time to "rescue Americans" from the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.


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Floyd TrujilloFloyd TrujilloJune 27, 20175min560

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 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) clearly needs to be repealed, but a simultaneous replacement guaranteeing fair coverage must be enacted as well.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 23, 20176min880

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet roundly criticized health care legislation released Thursday by Senate Republicans, saying the bill would slash coverage and increase costs for Americans while cutting taxes for the extremely rich. Calling the bill “just as bad, if not worse” than a bill passed by the House at the beginning of May, the Colorado Democrat urged GOP leaders to “start over” and work in public to deliver bipartisan health care legislation.


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Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 22, 20176min702

Among the most promising things about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, in conjunction with a Republican-controlled Congress, was the long-awaited realization of the repeal of Obamacare — the expensive government takeover of health care that was President Obama’s signal “achievement” — which drove up health insurance premiums and deductibles, priced millions out of the health insurance market, cost taxpayers billions of dollars and instituted a Medicaid expansion that will be the fiscal undoing of several states in the nation, including Colorado, if not reversed and accompanied with serious reform.