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Lobbying spending at the Colorado Capitol set another record. Here’s how much was spent.

Fueled by opposition to a measure seeking to create a public health insurance option, lobbying spending at the Colorado Capitol again reached a record. Nearly $44 million was spent during the 2020-21 fiscal year, which ended June 30, according to a Colorado Sun analysis of filings with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. That’s up […]

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Opinion: As emergency doctors, we see the compromise Colorado Option health insurance bill as our best shot at affordable, quality health care

You don’t need a medical degree to know that our health care system is broken.  Millions of Americans remain uninsured. Many cannot afford to pay their medical bills even if they have insurance, yet the health-care industry is growing and profiting more  than ever. The rising cost of health care is a crisis facing Colorado […]

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Opinion: The Colorado Option health insurance bill would harm state’s most vulnerable citizens

We all want to save a buck or two in our household budgets. It’s why I clip coupons, buy second hand and search for deals wherever I can to balance a family budget that includes adopting three children who have challenges including early-onset childhood schizophrenia, autism and developmental disabilities. While I appreciate the sentiment of […]

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Dark-money group spends record amount lobbying against Colorado Democrats’ effort to shrink health care costs

A national nonprofit working against Colorado Democrats’ bill to drive down health care costs in the state is setting spending records, with a dark-money nonprofit dropping nearly $560,000 to oppose the measure over a nine-month period. Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, funded by hospitals, insurers and other business interests, is now the top single-year […]

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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 […]