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Sen. Michael Bennet says it would be ‘a shame’ if Graham-Cassidy prevails over bipartisan talks

DENVER – As Senate Republicans try to get another measure to the floor to repeal the Affordable Care Act with the Graham-Cassidy amendment, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., sat down to discuss the measure and bipartisan health care reform discussions he’s been a part of in recent weeks. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Friday he […]

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Colorado Hospital Association opposes Graham-Cassidy as another analysis shows losses for state

DENVER – The Colorado Hospital Association said Thursday that the latest effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act “has the potential to have a significant and harmful impact on the health of all Coloradans” as another nonpartisan analysis found the measure could cost Colorado billions in federal health care dollars. […]

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Graham-Cassidy analysis shows billions in federal funding losses for Colorado’s health care programs

DENVER – Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would quickly cost Colorado at least $6 billion in federal funds, and could end up taking $78 billion from the state in the long-term, according to new analysis out Wednesday. The Graham-Cassidy amendment, named after its writers, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., […]

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Record low uninsured rates prop up Obamacare in Colorado as Senate GOP tries another repeal

DENVER – Colorado continues to have record-low percentages in the number of uninsured people, and programs under the Affordable Care Act have led to more Coloradans being insured than ever, according to a new biannual study released Tuesday. The report comes in the midst of a last-minute push by Senate Republicans to try and repeal […]

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Democratic candidate for Colorado governor Cary Kennedy unveils public option health plan

DENVER – Cary Kennedy, one of a handful of Democrats vying for the nomination for Colorado’s governorship in 2018, on Tuesday unveiled a plan to bring a public option health care plan to Colorado in the vein of what Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., has floated for years. Under her proposal, all Coloradans would be able to […]

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Colorado’s 2018 health insurance premiums finalized; 26.7% average increase in individual plans

DENVER – Health insurance premiums for individual medical plans in Colorado will go up by an average of 26.7 percent in 2018, and small group plan premiums will rise by an average of 6.6 percent—both slightly lower than was originally estimated earlier this summer. The Colorado Division of Insurance released the finalized premium hikes for […]

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Hickenlooper-Kasich health care proposal calls for retaining individual mandate, funding CSRs

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s health care reform proposal put together with a bipartisan panel of governors implores Congress to keep the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act in place while work is done to further stabilize insurance marketplaces and make the health care law feasible in the long run. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, […]

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Hickenlooper to unveil what he calls a bipartisan health care market stabilization fix on Thursday

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will unveil the details of the bipartisan framework he says will stabilize insurance markets around the country on Thursday morning at the state Capitol in Denver. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, hinted at the unveiling earlier this week after months of visible work and public appearances with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, […]

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Anthem staying in Colorado health insurance marketplace next year, a boon to market stabilization

DENVER – Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado is definitely staying in the state’s health insurance marketplace in 2018, the state Division of Insurance confirmed Wednesday. The company had already tentatively committed to offering plans in Colorado next year when it submitted a rate request to the state in June, but Division of Insurance […]

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Rep. Coffman grilled on Obamacare replacement at town hall, talks VA wait times in interview

HENDERSON, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman voted against the House Republicans’ latest efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and has been talking about bipartisanship in crafting a health care solution for months, yet health care was still the prime topic of discussion at Tuesday’s town hall meeting at Prairie View High […]

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