By Helen Santoro, Kaiser Health News
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.
To the good people of Colorado, I offer a warning and a confession.
At a Colorado Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, Sen. Gardner (R-CO) once again confirmed his desire to repeal Obamacare, without offering a plan to protect people with preexisting conditions from losing their insurance coverage.
Yesterday, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported lower cardiovascular mortality among middle-aged adults in states that expanded Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) compared to states that did not.
There’s an important health care bill moving through Colorado’s legislature, but if the word “reinsurance” doesn’t exactly grab your attention as you scroll through your news feed, you might have missed it.
State Sen. Kerry Donovan (D-Vail) and State Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Eagle) are co-sponsoring a bill that outlines a public health insurance pilot program aimed at lowering costs and providing more options for consumers in rural and mountain communities.
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.
The following transcript is from U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Tuesday appearance on Colorado’s Morning News (KOA, 850am) with host April Zesbaugh. Certain quotes have been highlighted by the Colorado Times Recorder: