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Neville and Neville: Repeal and replace plan falls short

Patrick Neville

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 […]

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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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Colorado contraception bill part of trend rising in face of health care uncertainty

State Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, meeting with constituents at a town hall, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Lakewood Cultural Center. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

A bipartisan Colorado bill that would make it easier for women in one visit to the pharmacy to collect more of their prescription contraception in order to be guarded against pregnancy for longer stretches of time. The bill arrives as part of a legislative trend sweeping state capitals coast to coast that would give women […]

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Coffman moves to clarify stance on ACA repeal

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, smiles at the conclusion of a debate conducted entirely in Spanish with his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, on Oct. 4, 2016, at Univision studios in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has stirred up a hornet’s nest among American citizens. With Republicans in charge of both the U.S. House and Senate and President Donald Trump solidly behind the goal, Democrats and health care advocates have energized to let their voices be heard.

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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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