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  • What Colorado lawmakers are saying about the Senate’s delay of the Republican health care bill
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed a vote on the Republicans’ controversial health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. McConnell had pledged a vote before the July 4 recess, but now lawmakers will go home without any decisions made. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican, has remained publicly undecided on the bill even as other defections made his vote less significant for the eventual passage or failure of the bill. However, Gardner could become a swing vote again as R... Read more

  • Reps. Perlmutter & Gallagher Introduce Bill to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Healthcare Market
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to require all medical providers including insurance and drug companies to publicly disclose costs for all products, services and procedures. “Patients should have the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Patients are required to know the risks before consenting to any given medical procedure, but they are often forced to make big ... Read more

  • GOP health bill: 23 milion more uninsured; sick risk higher costs
    Posted in In the News on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON | Congress’ official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different. The Congressional Budget Office report, issued Wednesday, also found that average premiums would fall compared with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a chief goal of many Republicans. But t... Read more

  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter Statement on new CBO Healthcare Score
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the CBO healthcare score. 23 million people will lose their healthcare coverage under the House passed bill. The latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office confirms how detrimental the Republicans’ healthcare bill is in terms of reducing coverage, reducing essential benefits and allowing for discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. ### Read more

  • CBO: GOP's AHCA leaves 23M fewer insured; dangerous risk for those with preexisting conditions
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – The House-passed GOP health care bill would leave 23 million fewer people insured by 2026 than would have been under Obamacare, and costs could soar for older Americans and people with pre-existing medical conditions in some states, according to new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released Wednesday. House Republicans forced a vote on the revised American Health Care Act late last month before the CBO could re-score the bill with its added amendments. It pa... Read more

  • Letter: Help in fight against Alzheimer's
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The human toll of Alzheimer's is obvious. Today, there are more than 5 million Americans living with this disease - the only leading cause of death without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Barring the development of medical breakthroughs, the number of Americans with the disease is set to triple over the next 35 years. , and the cost of care will increase to $1.1 trillion in 2050. This year, the annual cost of caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Health Care Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 – 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has gone from bad to worse. Protecting people with preexisting conditions was at the heart of the ACA and eliminating this protection is eliminating a civil right. Each of us knows someone with a preexisting condition and failing to ensure adequate... Read more

  • US House passes American Health Care Act onto Senate, 217-213; see how Colorado reps voted
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass the American Health Care Act, the bill concocted by House Republicans and President Donald Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passed under President Barack Obama. The bill passed narrowly, 217-213, after extensive debate Thursday morning over how the recently-revived and revised bill would affect people with pre-existing conditions. Colorado’s seven House members voted as follows: Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO1) – ... Read more

  • Here's what Colorado representatives said about the Obamacare repeal
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    KUSA - In a huge victory for House Republicans, the U.S. House passed a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday by a 217 to 213 vote. Twenty Republicans voted no on the bill, as did all of the Democrats. Rep. Mike Coffman -- notably Colorado's only yes on the GOP's failed iteration of the ACA repeal -- was one of those votes. Republican Reps. Ken Buck, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn all voted yes. Colorado congressmen began to release statements about the vote Thursday... Read more

  • 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

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