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FILE - In this Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo, lab technician Zach Meili works in Denver Health Medical Center's primary care clinic located in a low-income neighborhood in southwest Denver. A proposed health care overhaul moving through the U.S. Congress in March 2017 would have dramatic effects in Colorado, which was one of 31 states to make it easier to qualify for Medicaid, government-covered health insurance for the needy. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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 […]


Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price talks with a guest as they wait for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence to begin a meeting with conservative groups to discuss healthcare, Friday, March 10, 2017, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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 […]


In this Thursday, March 9, 2017, photograph, lab technician Zach Meili works in Denver Health Medical Center's primary care clinic located in a low-income neighborhood in southwest Denver. Under the new GOP health care proposal, which could roll back Medicaid expansion and take away subsidies to help pay for insurance, Denver Health could absorb a revenue loss, a problem that it will share with large public health systems across the country that serve low-income patients. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“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 […]


House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., wrap up a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, as House Republicans introduce their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

“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.”