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Some face police interference charges in protest at Cory Gardner’s office; building manager ID’d

DENVER – The 10 disability advocates arrested Thursday evening at the Denver office of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., were all in the process of being released from jail Friday afternoon, save one woman who was not admitted to Denver’s jail because of her medical condition. The Denver Police Department criminal complaints for those arrested all say […]

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Disability advocates continue sit-in at Cory Gardner’s office over healthcare bill, won’t be removed

DENVER – A group of advocates, many of whom who are disabled, continue to protest at U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office nearly 24 hours after they took up residency to demand the Republican senator from Colorado vote against the Senate health care bill. Many of the protesters are from ADAPT/Atlantis Community, Inc., a Denver-based group […]

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Hickenlooper comments on health care process show some of disconnect between parties

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s bipartisan push to block congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act reached a fever pitch Tuesday morning at a news conference he held with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, just hours before the Senate majority announced it would delay a vote on its version […]

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CBO: Senate healthcare bill leaves 22M fewer insured by 2026, but more deficit-friendly than House’s

DENVER – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the Senate’s health care bill will leave 22 million people who currently have insurance under the Affordable Care Act without it over the next 10 years—a slight improvement on the 23 million people who would lose insurance under the House version of the bill scored in […]

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Trump signs ‘historic’ VA oversight bill supported by all of Colorado’s congressional delegation

DENVER – President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill supported by all of Colorado’s congressional delegation aimed at making it easier to fire bad Veterans Affairs employees and protect whistleblowers after several high-profile scandals over the past several years. The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 passed the Senate on June 7 […]

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Cory Gardner taking ‘first’ look at health care bill he helped create; Dems slam bill and process

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Thursday that he was taking his first look at the Senate’s version of the replacement for the Affordable Care Act, which he helped craft, and that the bill “deserves serious debate, not knee-jerk reaction.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the 142-page discussion draft of the Senate’s health […]

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No insurance companies will pull out of Colorado health exchange in 2018, state says

DENVER – All of the insurance companies operating on Colorado’s health exchange will be back next year, quelling fears that 14 western Colorado counties would be left without insurers and that market competition would be further stymied in the state. “The carriers that offered plans on the exchange this year filed plans to do so […]

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Full transcript: Blair Miller interview with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Senate health care bill 06/21/2017

FULL TRANSCRIPT (Link to story here) INTERVIEW: DENVER7’S BLAIR MILLER AND SEN. CORY GARDNER (R-CO) SUBJECT: SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL AND OTTO WARMBIER DATE: JUNE 21, 2017 10 A.M. MT 1:05 Blair Miller — Denver7: All right well let’s get started with the stuff of the day then for health care. So have you seen […]

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Despite being part of Senate health care work groups, Colorado’s Cory Gardner still hasn’t seen bill

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who is one of a handful of Senate Republicans working in small groups to craft the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, said Wednesday he has still not seen a text version of the bill just a week before the full chamber is set to vote on […]

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Hickenlooper: ‘Kind of crazy’ that Senate Republicans are crafting health care bill in secret

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich on CNN Monday night to argue that the secretive health care legislation being crafted by a handful of Senate Republicans would be better off with input from both sides of the aisle and from the governors who will have to implement any new […]

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