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U.S. Supreme Court dismisses challenge that threatened to unwind Obamacare

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two […]

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Opinion: More older Colorado Hispanics lack health insurance. Here’s how we can help change that for all Coloradans.

Latinos between the ages of 50 and 64 in Colorado lack health insurance at rates higher than any other group in the state. And that is extremely disheartening because all Coloradans should have the same access to affordable health care. However, recent policy changes can help Colorado Hispanics get the coverage they desperately need. But […]

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New Colorado health insurance subsidies open as search for people eligible but not enrolled ramps up

The number of Coloradans eligible for public health insurance aid but not actually enrolled in a program was rising quickly before the pandemic hit last year, though social service officials said expanded eligibility launching Thursday could help reverse the trend.  The American Rescue Plan signed in March keeps enrollment in the state health insurance exchange […]

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Opinion: A Colorado public option for health care is a backwards step

Health care is both critically important and far too expensive. It is a problem that Colorado businesses and individual Coloradans struggle with, and one that we’re committed to helping solve.  However, House Bill 1232, a proposal before the state legislature to create a new government-run health plan, is the wrong approach. Full of big and […]

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Opinion: Amid COVID-19, our health-care heroes and hospitals are putting our communities first

Every minute of every day since the pandemic struck, doctors, nurses and other workers in Colorado hospitals have played a critical role in the response to COVID-19. They have worked tirelessly to avoid the shortages of hospital beds we have seen in other states. They have pioneered new, life-saving treatments for COVID-19 patients. They have […]

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Opinion: Biden’s conversation about improving health care should include mental health

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have taken some extraordinary measures to expand and implement more equitable access to health care early in their tenure. Biden took steps to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and signed an order for the secretary of Health and Human Services to open a special enrollment […]

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Health care coverage for more than a half-million Coloradans at stake in Obamacare fight at Supreme Court

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday over the future of the Affordable Care Act, billions of dollars a year and coverage for hundreds of thousands of people in Colorado will hang in the balance. But some of the law’s most famous and popular consumer protections — such as protections for people with […]

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Cory Gardner takes offensive, levels attacks in first U.S. Senate debate against John Hickenlooper

Republican Cory Gardner hurled attack after attack at his Democratic rival John Hickenlooper, from the opening minutes of the first debate in the U.S. Senate race to his closing statement. He noted the former governor’s two violations of the state ethics laws, his contempt citation and taxpayer-funded defense attorney, his personal wealth and rides on […]