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  • 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

  • Flight For Life Mahany Heroes Park in Frisco to honor local pilot
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    It’s a little more than a year after a horrific Flight For Life Helicopter crash, and the Summit County community is still slowly picking up the pieces. But Julie Kelble, an emergency room nurse at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and chairperson of the Flight For Life Mahany Heroes Park committee, hopes a new park will help everyone begin to heal. “It’s really a place of respect and honor,” Kelble said. “For (the committee) it’s been an avenue for us to heal on the inside, and now we want that... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Texas Reproductive Rights Case
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: “Today’s decision is a victory for women in Texas and a win for women across the country and their right to broad, accessible healthcare. A woman’s right to choose is a fundamental right that must be upheld and supported in every state. I will continue to protect women’s freedom to make their own decisions based on what’s best for them... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Bipartisan Group Of Senators And Representatives Urge President Obama To Remove Barriers To Research On Medical Marijuana
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), joined by a bipartisan group of 26 Senators and Representatives, today sent a letter urging President Obama to remove barriers to research on medical marijuana and facilitate new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives. “Twenty-three states have passed laws establishing medical cannabis programs and an additional seventeen have passed laws regarding the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from cannabis,” the letter rea... Read more

  • The quiet revolution of health and wellness coaches
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Content originally published by The Hill on January 11th, 2016 Millions will emerge from this holiday season with new lifestyle and health goals for the New Year. According to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. Among the top of the list are commitments to losing weight, reducing stress, enjoying life to its fullest, getting fit and healthy, and quitting smoking. Unfortunately, only 8 percent of those Americans are su... Read more

  • Fueling the Fire
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    Content originally published by KUSA 9news on December 21st, 2015 Read more

  • Company plans fuel tank changes on EMS helicopters
    Posted in In the News on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    This content was orginally published on KUSA on October 29th, 2015. KUSA – Following a series of stories by 9Wants to Know on the tendency of helicopter fuel tanks to rupture following low-impact crashes, one of the major owners of EMS helicopters in the country says it's committed to retrofitting the fuel systems on its entire fleet of one helicopter in particular. Englewood-based Air Methods released a statement to 9Wants to Know this week saying it intends to start retrofitting its fleet of ... Read more

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