“Five-hundred and twenty-eight million dollars?” said Sen. Larry Crowder, a Republican from Alamosa. “Yeah, well, I imagine that’s where we’re heading.” Crowder was digesting the news that state legislative budget writers are planning to unveil their draft version next week and that it will very likely include a $528 million cut to state hospital operating […]
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Among the most promising things about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, in conjunction with a Republican-controlled Congress, was the long-awaited realization of the repeal of Obamacare — the expensive government takeover of health care that was President Obama’s signal “achievement” — which drove up health insurance premiums and deductibles, priced millions out […]
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 […]
Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the plan to replace Barack Obama’s health law […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Saturday panned legislation unveiled last week to replace the Affordable Care Act, lamenting that the Republican proposal would strip millions of their health care coverage.
Signaling a possible rift among congressional Republicans, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and three GOP colleagues told Senate leadership Monday that they were “concerned” about a House plan to roll back expansion of Medicaid as part of an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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 […]
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 […]