As the current global health emergency underscores, access to affordable, high quality health care cannot be a privilege reserved for those of us lucky enough to have good insurance provided by our employer, it must be a right secured by policy.
Affordable Care Act
With Obamacare again on the chopping block this year at U.S. Supreme Court, it’s possible that the national health care law’s mandate that insurance companies offer free preventive care (e.g., annual checkups, vaccinations) will disappear, leaving it up to states to decide whether health insurance companies should be required to offer this type of care at no charge.
Colorado’s Republican Senator Cory Gardner is once again touting a bill in support of over the counter birth control.
Colorado State Sen. Larry Crowder, an Alamosa Republican, took to Facebook this week to defend Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner after he controversially took credit for a new health care program that’s expected to save some Coloradans thousands per year on insurance.
After Colorado received federal approval Wednesday for a program that will dramatically slash health insurance costs in the state, Colorado’s Republican Senator Cory Gardner was quick to tout the program as a personal accomplishment:
Gardner: ‘Most Dangerous Thing’ To Come From 2016 Election Is The ‘Normalization Of Socialism’ By Sen. Sanders
In remarks made on local conservative talk radio last week, Colorado’s Republican Sen. Cory Gardner said he thinks “the most dangerous thing to come out of the 2016 election” was the “normalization of socialism by Bernie Sanders.”
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora told a reporter Monday that Coffman broke away from Trump on healthcare.
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 United for Families is launching a new television advertisement in an effort to hold U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) accountable for voting to increase health care premiums, making healthcare unaffordable for thousands of his own constituents.