In a major change since last year, state Republicans are now proposing specific cuts to Medicaid, Colorado’s health care program for the elderly, disabled, and other poor people.
In contrast to his appearance Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Aurora, where he was reportedly “pummeled” by constituents and tried to distance himself from Trump, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) praised the president and was “very well received” a few days before at a meeting of the North Suburban Republican Forum.
Coffman once said it was “very radical” to give health insurance to millions of people who now have it under Obamacare. Now he’s ready to take it away.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) is making conflicting statements on whether he wants to continue to give health insurance to the 400,000 Coloradans, including 14,000 in his district, who got health insurance under Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid.
Coffman would vote for GOP health care bill “in its current form,” putting thousands in his district at risk of losing insurance
If passed, the health care law put forward by congressional Republicans would probably mean six to 15 million Americans would lose their health insurance, according to various outside analysts.
In response to a bill introduced by state lawmakers that would dismantle the Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative has scheduled a rally at the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to protect health care coverage.
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo criticized Rep. Mike Coffman for some aspects of his visit to an Aurora mosque late last month. He told KNUS 710-AM’s Peter Boyles that he’s “furious” with Coffman’s political transformation, and that, as far as he’s concerned, Coffman has “gone wacko.”