Colorado’s largest hospitals are ramping up a campaign against legislation aimed at lowering health care costs, saying they’re being unfairly targeted and the proposed law would weaken the hospitals.
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 GOP Leaders Call HIV Prevention Coverage a ‘Feel-Good Idea,’ Will Use Stall Tactics to Kill Bills
Speaking last month at a Republican Party fundraising luncheon in downtown Denver, all four ranking members of the GOP leadership at the Colorado Legislature said their primary strategy for this year’s legislative session is to stop proposed laws using the procedural stall tactic of demanding that the entire text of bills be read out loud.
A bill introduced in Colorado’s legislature would increase access to HIV prevention drugs by allowing pharmacists to dispense such medication without authorization from a physician.
Republicans in Colorado’s legislature introduced a bill Wednesday that would impose criminal penalties on doctors who provide gender-affirming care for transgender youth.
After Tuesday’s vaccine-oriented rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol, a few parents and some of their school-age children filled a committee room in the ornate building’s basement for a town-hall meeting, organized by state Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs), to discuss his proposed legislation, called the Vaccine Consumer Protection bill.
Two Colorado Republican legislative leaders are hosting an all-day “Vaccine & Health Summit” at the state capitol on Monday, Oct. 28. The event features representatives from the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), which says it’s “dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and death,” and has been described as “the most powerful anti-vaccine organization in America.” NVIC promotes the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism.
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: