Republican “sabotage” at the federal and state level is expected to drive another year of “substantial” increases in health insurance costs for individual plans, a progressive health insurance analyst told reporters in a conference call today.
When the Trump Administration proposed a new rule last month to strip federal funding from abortion providers nationwide, many saw it as an attack on Planned Parenthood, which the president has repeatedly said he’d like to “defund.”
A religious anti-abortion pregnancy center is attempting to distinguish itself from similar groups, even though it uses almost identical language to describe the services it offers to women and the same omissions to hide what it won’t provide: abortions and some forms of birth control.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson told Colorado Public Radio this week that, as governor, he wouldn’t try to roll back Obamacare, putting him at odds with fellow primary candidate Walker Stapleton and Victor Mitchell.
Colorado Democrats and Republicans approved their 2018 party platforms at their state conventions earlier this month, and they show stark differences on issues ranging from tax policy and gun control to healthcare and abortion.
Following a career-long pattern of voting for cuts in Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is now calling for a reduction in “welfare” spending, a change in rhetoric that does not appear to reflect a shift in the Congressman’s thinking about the need to trim or eliminate Medicaid.
Over 100 advocates rallied at the state capitol Thursday to oppose a bill that would have mandated work requirements for Coloradans on Medicaid. The bill was struck down by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in a 3-2 vote.
Colorado’s House of Representatives approved a bill Monday that will help policymakers better track the cost of Freestanding Emergency Rooms, or FSERs, which are affiliated with hospitals but are not directly connected to them.
Stapleton blames costs of health insurance for the poor and state pension program for Colorado’s alleged “indebtedness”
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton says the largest drivers of Colorado’s “indebtedness” are “out-of-control Medicaid expansion,” which provides health insurance for low-income residents, and the state’s responsibilities under Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).
Last year, after a bill-drafting error kept nine special districts in Colorado from collecting their already voter-approved tax revenue from retail marijuana sales, Gov. John Hickenlooper decided a legislative fix couldn’t wait until lawmakers returned in January and called a special session. Many Republican lawmakers, however, felt that the special session was a waste of time and taxpayer dollars, and ultimately stopped a solution from passing through the Colorado Senate.