This year in the lead-up to November’s midterm elections, prominent oil and gas and pharmaceutical companies mostly donated to Republican politicians and conservative-leaning groups, according to an analysis of state and federal campaign finance records by the Colorado Times Recorder. In Colorado, the Democratic party has held control of the Governor’s office and both chambers of the state legislature since 2018.
Report: In Fight Against Lower Drug Prices, Big Pharma Lobby Spent Twice As Much As Next Biggest-Spending Industry
As members of Congress negotiate a bill focusing on driving down prescription drug costs, data from Open Secrets, a nonpartisan research group, shows that lobbying and ad spending from the pharmaceutical industry in 2022 surpassed $100 million last week.
State Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) U.S. Senate candidate and state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) says he would vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if he was elected to be Colorado’s next senator.
There’s no doubt that Colorado lawmakers have been working hard over the last few years to address the high cost of health care in our state, but there is still work to do. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many Coloradans are struggling with their health more than ever before, and we need to create a robust health care system that is affordable and dependable to keep Colorado families healthy.
Yesterday, Colorado’s Division of Insurance released finalized health insurance rates for 2022. Individual market premiums will increase 1.1% while small group (businesses with 2-100 employees) market premiums will increase 4.4%.
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.