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Pediatricians: Colorado Immunization Information System is good for children, public health

Sean O'Leary

We were disappointed to read the opinion column about the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) by Pam Long. Her opinion column misrepresented CIIS, which provides an enormous benefit to Colorado’s families. Vaccines save many thousands of lives in the U.S. every year, and CIIS is a vital tool to maintain high immunization coverage and protect […]

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Aguilar: The free market will not protect rural hospitals

Sen. Irene Aguilar

In response to Sen. Owen Hill’s Feb. 7 opinion column in The Colorado Statesman, I certainly agree with Sen. Hill that we need to protect Colorado Hospitals — particularly those in rural and underserved areas. However, he is mistaken in thinking that repealing Obamacare (“RomenyCare,” Affordable Care Act, ACA) and replacing it with the “Free […]

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Noonan: Red meat bill strategy wastes time and money at the Legislature

Paula Noonan
Patrick Neville, House minority leader from Castle Rock, said at the state GOP’s Capitol Club gathering that, “We’re going to make sure we push some good red meat bills.” For those confused by the term, those are: School choice, religious freedom, Second Amendment rights and abortion. News stories outlining Neville’s assurances were published in this […]

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McGuffey: Patients need transparency, predictability in prescription drug plans

Carleen McGuffey

Nobody likes unpleasant surprises, particularly when it’s a bill for your out-of-pocket expenses on medicine that you need to stay healthy. These surprises are more and more common as insurance companies have increasingly shifted the cost of prescription medicine to consumers’ pocketbooks. All across Colorado, one in four people are fighting chronic diseases. In my […]

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Tipton: Natural Resources Committee priorities in the 115th Congress

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

We recently held our organizational meeting in the Natural Resources Committee, which gave members an opportunity to discuss their priorities for the next two years and vote on committee rules and procedures. Since arriving in Congress, much of my focus has been on the many natural resources issues that impact the Third Congressional District on […]

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