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DeGette: Trumpcare would hurt seniors and others in Colorado: Here’s how

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette

Trumpcare was defeated and the Affordable Care Act saved from repeal last month thanks in large part to the American public. They spoke out passionately on behalf of the ACA in phone calls and emails to their members of Congress. They raised their voices at events like the community forum in Denver where 1,000 of […]

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Guzman: A solution for our rural hospitals

Sen. Lucia Guzman

Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]

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Webb: Repealing Obamacare wastes taxpayer dollars

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb

Congress must not repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Engaging in efforts to repeal the law is nothing more than a waste of taxpayers’ dollars and political theater. Health care is essential to everyone’s quality of life and a significant economic driver in Colorado and nationally. Consumers, businesses and governments all need the […]

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Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs’ meeting

Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Chairman Dannel Malloy of Conn., center, speaks at a news conference as Vice Chairman Jay Inslee of Wash., right, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, listen following a DGA meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people’s health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy. GOP governors intend to present Congress with a plan that they say would give states more flexibility to […]

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Crowder: Colorado’s rural hospitals facing plight

Sen. Larry Crowder

The future of health care has been in the news a lot recently. The intended repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly called “Obamacare” has generated more questions than answers. However, one thing is for certain. The upcoming plight of Colorado’s rural hospitals is not in question. Last year, the state Legislature voted not to […]

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House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives with Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. on Capitol Hill in Washington, for a closed-door GOP strategy session. Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see it as a road to ruin that will mean lost coverage and bigger medical expenses for millions, particularly poorer people.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who’d face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor. The plan “ensures more choices, lower costs and greater control over […]

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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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DeGette: 21st Century Cures Act victory threatened by ACA repeal

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette

President Obama has just signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This landmark legislation makes significant investments in biomedical research. It will lead to new treatments for some of the most vexing medical challenges, including diseases that touch many Americans, such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. But without health insurance coverage, millions of people might […]

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