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  • 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

  • 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

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