Posted inElection 2020, Health, News, Politics and Government

Cory Gardner wants to get rid of Obamacare. But it’s not clear what he plans to replace it with.

Cory Gardner doesn’t like Obamacare. Ask the Republican senator from Colorado about how to improve health care and the first response you’re likely to hear is that President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 Affordable Care Act needs to be repealed. It’s “destroying this country,” he once said. Ask Gardner for his plans to replace the law, […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Love in the time of coronavirus — why reproductive health is important

As our nation and the world focus on managing COVID-19, maintaining our reproductive health is essential. This includes access to contraception and addressing unintended pregnancy. Right now, looking after your reproductive health allows the health care system to focus on this pandemic. Let’s talk about sex. Love and intimacy are going to help us all […]

Posted inHealth, Politics and Government

Colorado abortion rates keep declining. Free IUDs and easier access to the pill are the reason.

Abortion rates have dropped again in Colorado, and health authorities are crediting increased access to birth control statewide. Pharmacists have written thousands of prescriptions for the birth control pill since 2017, when Colorado became only the third state in the nation to allow women to get prescriptions for oral contraceptives at the pharmacy instead of […]

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Colorado joins 19 other states in suing to stop Trump administration rule allowing health care workers to refuse abortions

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has sued the Trump administration once more, joining more than a dozen other states in challenging a rule that would broaden the ability of health care workers to refuse to provide abortions out of personal or moral objection. The Department of Health and Human Services policy is set to take […]

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Colorado joins lawsuit against Trump administration’s effort to increase Obamacare birth-control exemptions

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has joined another lawsuit against the Trump administration, this time challenging its efforts to increase birth-control exemptions under the Affordable Care Act. The legal action was one Weiser, a Democrat, promised in January to join. The lawsuit is currently pending in federal court in California, and includes more than a […]