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  • Disabled thank Tipton for backing home care
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Dec. 12--Disabled activists were outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton's office Monday -- not to picket but to thank the 3rd District Republican for co-sponsoring legislation that would help guarantee their access to home-care services. Tipton is one of 70 Republican and Democratic House members who are supporting the Disability Integration Act that is being offered by Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Kristen Castor, a Pueblo advocate for the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, said disabl... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump’s Attempts to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump announced the federal government would end cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers: "President Trump continues to undermine the Affordable Care Act and his actions only serve to harm hardworking people who rely on affordable, high-quality health coverage. Rather than sabotaging the existing law, the President – along with Democrats and Republicans – need to work to improve the Aff... Read more

  • Colorado's CHP+ program has funding through January, but state says Congress needs to act quickly
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    DENVER – Colorado officials say the health insurance program for children and pregnant women has enough federal money left over to remain operational through the first month of the year, but warn the money could be gone after that if Congress does not act to restore funding in the next couple months. Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ran out Saturday when Congress failed to act to restore funding for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The Colorado Department of Health Care... Read more

  • Colorado's officials ponder next moves on health care after failure of Graham-Cassidy
    Posted in In the News on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    DENVER – After the latest Senate Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act died before being brought to the floor Tuesday, Colorado’s senators and governor were quickly back to offering more solutions to fix some of the issues with the federal health care law. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced at a weekly lunch with Republican leadership that he wouldn’t bring the Graham-Cassidy measure to the floor for a vote because his party was short. Pulling Graham-Cassidy means tha... Read more

  • Give Cancer Patients a Break on Student Loans
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt, Healthcare

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has recently drawn criticism for proposing a long list of cuts to higher education programs. Congress must mull those potentially traumatic trims while reauthorizing standard financing for students and colleges, but there’s one positive change that might sneak by in the process: the bipartisan Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act, which would let borrowers defer their student loan payments when they get a cancer diagnosis — and for six more months after their... Read more

  • 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

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