Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has been talking up Colorado’s new reinsurance plan, which is expected to lower health insurance premiums for individuals next year by almost a fifth.
Kery Murakami is a journalist-based in Washington, D.C. who has covered Congress and issues from health care to tech policy. He also covered state government in Washington state for The Seattle Times, City Hall in Seattle, and until recently the nation's second-largest transit system for a publication of The Washington Post.
At a time when the number of uninsured in the United States is rising again, the very hospitals that take on the job of treating those without coverage are facing $4 billion in federal cuts nationally.
Health care advocates in Colorado are worried that any day now, a federal court could move the nation towards undoing the Affordable Care Act, a development that would create a chaotic situation, and by one estimate, double the number of uninsured in the state.