Earlier today, a group of health care workers joined disability and labor rights groups in Denver to call on U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) to fully support the Biden Care Plan, a $400 billion investment in providing jobs for caregivers.
Hickenlooper Commits to Fighting for Health Care Equity at Event Featuring State Lawmakers and Advocates
Speaking at an event Monday in front of the Colorado Capitol, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) committed to fighting for health care equity, saying Congress has the responsibility to both expand health care coverage and lower costs.
The pharmaceutical industry spent over $1.4 million in Colorado during the state’s 2021 legislative session, which wrapped up in June. Big Pharma’s spending outpaced the oil & gas industry, the insurance industry, and other big lobbying clients during that time span.
Jared Polis approved the creation of a non-partisan review board with the power to set limits on the prices of expensive prescription drugs in Colorado.
Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down.
On Friday, April 9 supporters of a Colorado bill that would create an independent board of experts to limit prescription drug prices gathered at the state Capitol building. The rally featured health care advocates and patients sharing their stories of having dealt with high prescription drug prices.
In a discussion at the state Capitol last Wednesday, a national pharmaceutical lobbying group claimed that upper price limits set by a prescription drug affordability board (or a PDAB) in Colorado could violate federal law and leave Colorado open to lawsuits.
A bill intended to reign in the rising costs of prescription drugs is once again drawing opposition from Big Pharma and conservative advocacy groups. During a panel discussion on proposed legislation limiting major price increases for prescription drugs Tuesday, state Rep. Matt Soper (R-Delta) said a “price-setting” board is a “leading priority” of Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO).
More than 2,900 U.S. health care workers have died in the COVID-19 pandemic since March, a far higher number than that reported by the government, according to a new analysis by KHN and The Guardian.