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.
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).
Coffman said he didn’t want a partial Obamacare repeal in the tax bill. Now that it’s included, will he vote for it anyway?
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) has traveled his usual winding road on supporting Obamacare repeal bills this year, even doing his usual U-turn along the way.
Are conservatives pushing the phrase “able-bodied adults,” like they once used “Welfare Queens,” to demonize citizens who need help?
Back in August, The Denver Post’s John Ingold scrutinized statements from conservatives that Colorado should free up money for transportation and education, among other state programs, by removing “able-bodied” adults from Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for elderly, disabled, and other poor people.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at Denver’s Skyline Park against the most recent iteration of the GOP’s Obamacare replacement Friday.
Denver Post article should stop conservatives from misrepresenting the Medicaid budget and scapegoating low-income people
I can’t tell ya how excited I was to read, “Is Medicaid Gobbling Up Colorado’s Budget,” in The Denver Post, and reporter John Ingold did not let me down.
In public venues and sporadic interviews with reporters, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) still isn’t saying publicly how he’ll vote on legislation repealing Obamacare–or even what amendments or elements of a bill he favors.
Key question for Gardner is, how many Coloradans would lose insurance under GOP Obamacare replacement?
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner continues to talk about making Medicaid “sustainable” and stable, but the key question Gardner needs to answer is, Will Colorado Medicaid recipients lose health insurance under the GOP’s Obamacare replacement? And if so, how many? And how long a “glide path” until they’re cut out?
In a radio appearance this morning, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) compared the opposition to Trump’s proposed budget to challenges faced by “every president’s budget.”