DENVER |  Colorado officials are scrambling to figure out what may happen to the $5 billion or so the state gets from the federal government each year to cover Medicaid. A proposed health care overhaul moving through Congress would have dramatic effects in Colorado, which was one of 31 states to make it easier to […]

WASHINGTON | Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump’s promise of “insurance for everybody.” House Speaker Paul Ryan said he fully expects the CBO analysis, set […]

“If it’s full removal of Medicaid expansion, we would have to make cuts on our system, and I really think that those cuts would roll back our progress and could paradoxically increase the cost of care by driving care back to where it shouldn’t be — in the emergency rooms,” said Dr. Bill Burman, interim chief executive for Denver Health.

WASHINGTON | A look at opposing sides as Congress considers proposed Republican changes to the Obama administration health law. SUPPORTING THE BILL: President Donald Trump: “We’re going to do something that’s great and I’m proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives.” Vice President Mike Pence: “I really do believe this is […]

“As the bill stands today, it is Obamacare 2.0,” according to a statement by the billionaire Koch Brothers’-backed Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks groups. “Passing it would be making the same mistake that President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi made in 2010. Millions of Americans would never see the improvements in care they were promised, just as Obamacare failed to deliver on its promises.”

WASHINGTON |  Republican leaders embarked on an ambitious plan Tuesday to try to sell their new health care proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers and the public, absent specifics on costs or how many Americans will be covered. Aurora and Colorado congressional representatives are mixed about the plan so far. “I like the concept of not repealing any […]