By Jakob Rodgers, Kaiser Health News
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.
Candidate Christine Jensen Opposes Funding Planned Parenthood’s Program Offering Cancer Screening For Low-Income Women
State Senate candidate Christine Jensen of Wheat Ridge opposes all public funding for Planned Parenthood, including all funds via Medicaid, which is the state-federal health insurance program for low-income people.
Jensen Would Bring “Business Mindset” To Health Care In The Legislature, Stripping Thousands Of Health Insurance
In some key races for the state legislature, Republicans in Colorado aren’t shying away from attacking the Affordable Care Act, the national health care law.
Two recently released studies show that expanding Medicaid, the government health insurance program for low-income people, had a bigger impact on Colorado than any other state, and that voters in the state widely support the program.
Aspiring State Lawmaker Apparently Thinks Low-Income Women Should Be Sterilized, Birth Control Causes Abortions, And More
In a series of Facebook posts from 2012, Mary Fabian, a candidate for Colorado’s House of Representatives, defended a U.S. Senate candidate who said at the time that the incidence of pregnancy after “legitimate rape” is low because a women’s body will stop such pregnancies spontaneously.
Following a career-long pattern of voting for cuts in Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is now calling for a reduction in “welfare” spending, a change in rhetoric that does not appear to reflect a shift in the Congressman’s thinking about the need to trim or eliminate Medicaid.
Stapleton blames costs of health insurance for the poor and state pension program for Colorado’s alleged “indebtedness”
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton says the largest drivers of Colorado’s “indebtedness” are “out-of-control Medicaid expansion,” which provides health insurance for low-income residents, and the state’s responsibilities under Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).
Coffman said he didn’t want a partial Obamacare repeal in the tax bill. Now that it’s included, will he vote for it anyway?
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) has traveled his usual winding road on supporting Obamacare repeal bills this year, even doing his usual U-turn along the way.
Are conservatives pushing the phrase “able-bodied adults,” like they once used “Welfare Queens,” to demonize citizens who need help?
Back in August, The Denver Post’s John Ingold scrutinized statements from conservatives that Colorado should free up money for transportation and education, among other state programs, by removing “able-bodied” adults from Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for elderly, disabled, and other poor people.