Anschutz and Healthcare


A five-year, $38 million gift from the Marcus Foundation will create the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, helping veterans manage the lingering effects of service-related concussions. The university also announced it will work with the Cohen Veterans Network has committed $9.8 million over three years to establish a mental health clinic for metro-area veterans and their families.


“I think most of us would agree that the last thing we would want is Congress making all of our decisions around health care,” said Hickenlooper, who has increasingly invoked a states’ rights argument — one often used by Republicans on such issues as gun rights — to defend Colorado’s health care and marijuana markets.


“I do have to say that it shows an extraordinary lack of judgment for a member of Congress to be buying and selling health care stock,” said University of Minnesota law professor Richard Painter, who served as ethics counsel for President George W. Bush. “That is just asking for trouble.”