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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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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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Here’s how Cory Gardner’s bill would and wouldn’t protect people with preexisting conditions

Think of health policymaking like those old-timey variety show videos of people spinning a bunch of plates at once. There’s just a ton going on, and focusing only on one thing will cause the rest of the apparatus to come crashing down. This, in a tortured-metaphor kind of way, explains why health policy experts say […]

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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first response you’re likely to hear is that President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 Affordable Care Act needs to be repealed.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, […]

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Opposition to Obamacare becomes political liability for Cory Gardner and other Republican incumbents

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News In the 2014 elections, Republicans rode a wave of anti-Affordable Care Act sentiment to pick up nine Senate seats, the largest gain for either party since 1980. Newly elected Republicans such as Cory Gardner in Colorado and Steve Daines in Montana had hammered their Democratic opponents over the health […]

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Opinion: The ACA changed how we treat cancer — and it is all at risk because of our current leadership

Health is a fragile thing. We’ve been told this over and over, but often it’s hard to imagine that we are anything but invincible. There are certain moments in our lives when that changes. The world is currently living through one of those moments. But for us, that moment came when we were given a […]

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Colorado sues Trump administration over mandate that insurance companies send separate bill for abortion coverage

Colorado has joined six other states and the District of Columbia in suing the Trump administration over a rule requiring insurance companies to send a second, separate bill for abortion and other reproductive health coverage.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy, which went into effect Tuesday, applies to states that allow insurance […]