UPDATE: The text of Gardner’s proposed law is now available here.
Everyone agrees that having health insurance is more important than ever, so why are Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and President Donald Trump continuing to try to dismantle Obamacare, asked a group of health care advocates during a digital “town hall” Tuesday.
Obamacare’s Protections for People With Pre-Existing Conditions Are Even More Important Now, Say Advocates
At a news conference today to mark the tenth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, health care advocates pointed out that without Obamacare, about 2.4 million Coloradans, who have pre-existing conditions would not be guaranteed access to health insurance.
In a little-noticed change to the “Health Care” section of his new re-election campaign website, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has removed any mention of his stance in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
A new report on health issues and trends in Colorado shows the state’s uninsured rate remaining at about six percent of the population, down from 16 percent before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
Evidence Points To More Uninsured And Higher Health-Insurance Costs In Colorado, Under Stapleton’s Obamacare-Related Proposals
During his campaign for Colorado governor, Walker Stapleton has offered multiple stances on healthcare issues including 1) his view that the Affordable Care Act be killed completely by the federal government and, more narrowly, 2) his desire to eliminate Colorado’s health insurance exchange, which offers Obamacare-approved insurance plans to the public (with subsidies for low-income people).
Republican “Sabotage” Is Largely to Blame for Expected Increase in Health Insurance Rates, Say Progressive Analysts
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.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) held its ninth annual Healthcare Day of Action on Thursday. The event connected consumers with legislators and helped give them the tools to engage in the healthcare issues that matter most to them.