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  • Perlmutter Statement on Delay of AHCA Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after House Republicans withdrew their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the House floor for a vote: “This is a good day for the thousands of Coloradans and millions of Americans who were at risk of losing affordable healthcare coverage under the Republicans’ disastrous healthcare plan. Republicans have spent the last seven years criticizing and undermining the ACA, and now it is ... Read more

  • Colorado plays key role in punt of health care bill
    Posted in In the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump can’t solely blame Colorado for the failure of Republicans on Friday to pass — or even try to pass — an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. But the state’s reaction to the bill is indicative of why the proposal collapsed one day after Trump threatened lawmakers with a do-or-die ultimatum to either pass it or live with the current health care law, better known as Obamacare. Only one of Colorado’s four House Republicans was on-the-record supporting the bill and... Read more

  • Obamacare Repeal Effort Fails: Here’s What Coloradans In Congress Say
    Posted in In the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Republicans in Congress said almost from the moment the Affordable Care Act was signed into law that repealing and replacing it was one of their top priorities. Seven years later, now in control of the House, Senate and White House, their first attempt at repealing what’s known as Obamacare has failed. The decision by House Republicans not to bring their overhaul bill up for a vote today got mixed reaction from Colorado’s delegation. Republican Rep. Mike Coffman was the bill’s strongest Colorado... Read more

  • CBO analysis: 24 million would lose healthcare under GOP plan
    Posted in In the News on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican-proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act estimates that 24 million Americans will lose healthcare coverage by 2026 under the new plan. That number is significantly higher than many experts predicted last week, and undercuts President Donald Trump’s repeated promises that the Republican healthcare plan will provide “insurance for everybody.” The CBO analysis, which was released today, expects 14 million additional people to be un... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, have concerns with GOP healthcare plan
    Posted in In the News on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON — Three days after Republicans introduced their plan to re-do the Affordable Care Act, reaction among members of Colorado’s congressional delegation generally has split along partisan lines — though there’s been a greater range of responses from its GOP lawmakers. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, has said little this week about his opinion of the Republican healthcare plan. But in a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, he raised questions about the cost of expanding Medicaid — a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Healthcare Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today regarding the American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act: “Millions of people have healthcare coverage due to the Affordable Care Act, including hundreds of thousands in Colorado. While I’m open to improving the law, I will fight against any effort to roll back the progress we’ve already made. Early estimates show the current Republican replacement plan could leave 10 mil... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • Energized Democrats in Colorado push back against Republican repeal of health care law
    Posted in In the News on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Since its passage almost seven years ago, Republicans have campaigned on the promise of repealing the Affordable Care Act. But now in power in Washington and the Colorado Senate, GOP lawmakers are realizing the challenge of fulfilling that pledge, as Democrats and like-minded activists have begun a counterattack to protect President Barack Obama’s signature law. The anti-repeal campaign has included several rallies in Colorado, with much of the pressure aimed at U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora... Read more

  • Hundreds attend rally to prevent repeal of Affordable Care Act
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    DENVER -- Hundreds of people showed up at a rally Sunday in an effort to stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Diana DeGette hosted the rally, along with colleagues in the federal and state legislatures and Colorado experts in health care. Organizers said there were more than 280 inside the meeting and more than 200 others listening on a speaker set up outside. People like Corletta Hithon, a home health provider, said she would lose Medicaid coverage for several pre-existing condition... Read more

  • Diana DeGette, Dems urge supporters to fight repeal of Obamacare
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and other Democratic state and federal lawmakers rallied Obamacare supporters Sunday, urging them to fight against repeal of the law and promising to protect it from Republicans bent on scrapping it. Repealing the law could strip health care from previously uninsured people who benefited from the 2014 launch of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, DeGette said. Republicans in Congress are preparing to repeal the law but so far have presented no plan to replace it.... Read more

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