Enough is enough: Let’s turn the page and fix the ACA

For months, Congressional Republican leaders and many of their rank-and-file members engaged in a purely partisan effort that, if it were successful, would have had catastrophic effects on Coloradans, their communities and the state economy. Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans would have lost health care coverage and those lucky enough to retain their coverage would […]

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We Did It Together!

Last night, after the failed vote on a last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally admitted defeat. The ACA lives on and millions of people across this country and hundreds of thousands of Coloradans have the peace of mind of knowing that […]

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Action Alert: Enough is Enough!

Congress has been keeping concerned citizens busy with its many failed proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act. To date, all of the proposals are predicated on slashing Medicaid coverage and modifying health exchange plans and protections in such a way that the cost of coverage would skyrocket for older consumers, people with pre-existing conditions, and people […]

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STATEMENT: Health overhaul will hurt Coloradans

Today, the U.S. Senate released their previously “secret” version of the American Health Care Act. Senate Republicans worked on this version behind closed doors with no input from health care consumers, experts, providers or insurers. Despite assurances from Senate leadership and President Trump to the contrary, the Senate version actually is “meaner” than the House […]

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Action Alert: Protect Our Care!

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed what it calls the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a two-vote, 217-213, margin. Now, the U.S. Senate is reportedly determined to vote on its own bill in less than a month’s time by using an arcane procedure known as “Rule 14.” In short, this little-known rule allows […]

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House health plan would take America backwards

Any plan to reform the nation’s health care system should aspire to make health care better, more affordable and readily available for all Americans. Unfortunately, the U.S. House of Representatives’ latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does exactly the opposite by slashing hundreds of billions of dollars from the country’s […]

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2017 Legislative Wrap-up: Health Care

This year, CCLP’s Health Care program developed and supported successful efforts to address the shortcomings in client correspondence for Medicaid recipients. We mitigated punitive measures on low-income Coloradans in negotiations to establish an enterprise for the hospital provider fee. We also supported efforts to curb the rising cost of health care. On national issues, we […]

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STATEMENT: Stop the AHCA

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a two-vote, 217-213, margin. Colorado Center on Law and Policy cannot over-emphasize the harm this bill will cause if it becomes law. In short, the AHCA rolls back the Medicaid expansion, which will result in 600,000 Coloradans losing coverage. Charging older […]

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ACTION ALERT: Stop the AHCA Redux

There they go again. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) fizzled in March after the Congressional Budget Office predicted bleak outcomes, including an increase of 24 million in the number of uninsured Americans over the next 10 years and untenable cuts in federal funding to states. Unfortunately, the AHCA is back with its plan to […]

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The other shoe drops: the Market Stabilization rule

Despite over 4,000 posted comments, many of which raised significant concerns, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized the Market Stabilization rule described in our blog last month. The rule, issued seemingly in response to carriers’ complaints about profitability of individual and small-group plans offered on the exchanges, includes a range of measures […]

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What’s next for the ACA?

Last Friday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from the floor, sparing his members a recorded vote on a flawed bill, and sparing the country the consequences of advancing a proposal that would have resulted in the loss of health insurance coverage for 24 million Americans. It was reported […]

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Statement on AHCA failure

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy worked hard with its coalition partners to stop the American Health Care Act, so we’re very pleased that House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from consideration today. As we’ve said over the past few weeks in statements, commentaries and fact sheets, the AHCA was a harmful and […]

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