Healthcare policy

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Bill increasing contraceptive access in Colorado OK’d by committee

DENVER – Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, had a startling revelation for his fellow Senators Wednesday during the committee hearing for a bill increasing women’s access to contraceptive medicines. “I’m...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Next worry: Trump says Obamacare will ‘explode’

ATLANTA – Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Legislative Roundup: Bill advances to toughen penalties for texting while driving

DENVER – On Tuesday, the two chambers of the state Legislature gave 18 bills a third reading, 24 a second reading, while 20 were scheduled for committee hearings. Floor work House Bill 1215, which...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protesters in Durango oppose Trump’s health care system

About 50 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s East Second Avenue office on Tuesday, asking the representative to oppose the American Health Care Act when the House votes on the measure...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ryan: More help for older people needed GOP health bill

WASHINGTON – 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...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid

WASHINGTON – The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who’ve made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for the poor. They’re hoping...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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GOP dismiss coming budget analysis

WASHINGTON – Republicans on Sunday dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be uninsured under a proposal to dismantle Barack...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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House GOP releases health overhaul bill

WASHINGTON – House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Democrats rally in support of state, national health insurance programs

DENVER – Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a move to also get rid of the Colorado health insurance exchange on Tuesday brought a concerned crowd to the state Capitol,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Demonstrators take concerns to Rep. Scott Tipton’s Durango office

Area residents showed up outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton ’s Durango office Tuesday to raise concerns about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and public land policies, among other issues. The...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado hits insurance milestone amid big questions

DENVER – As Colorado and other states conclude health insurance sign-ups Tuesday, great uncertainty over the future of those plans is coloring debate over what states should do as they await word...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News