Health Care

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American Health Care Act doesn’t go far enough

The first, and most obvious shortcoming is that it does not in fact repeal Obamacare.

By Dr. Jill Vecchio and Frank Francone · March 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Health Care, National, Obamacare
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Republican Obamacare replacement falls well short of meaningful reform

In its current form, AHCA should be defeated.

By Laura Carno · March 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Health Care, National, Obamacare
Bill would let veterinarians snoop in people’s medical records

Bill would let veterinarians snoop in people’s medical records

The bill expects veterinarians, who are trained in animal health, to also evaluate human health and psychology, for which they have no specific training or expertise.

By Ari Armstrong · February 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Gold Dome, Health Care
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How flawed government health coverage incentives lead to poor quality care

Put control back into private hands and you get more direct pay primary care practices, and hospitals dedicated to taking care of patients.

By Linda Gorman · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Linda Gorman
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Amendment 69: ColoradoCare will bring unnecessary suffering for patients

Amendment 69 will create ColoradoCare. Its supporters say that ColoradoCare will provide outstanding health for everyone for less. Premiums and deductibles will go away. Cede control over your health care, your liberty, and an additional 10 percent of your income to an unaccountable government monopoly health provider, in return you will get cradle-to-grave care. Monopoly systems like ColoradoCare have been […]

By Linda Gorman · September 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Health Care, Politics, Taxes
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Amendment 69 and ColoradoCare: It does raise income taxes by 10 percent

If the people who wrote Amendment 69 were trying to disguise its true intent and mislead voters by misusing common English words, the confusion of its supporters over its tax provisions seems to suggest that they have succeeded.

By Linda Gorman · September 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Linda Gorman
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Amendment 69: Colorado can learn from Vermont’s failed experiment with single payer health care

ColoradoCare appears to be Green Mountain Care on a larger scale.

By John McClaughry · August 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Taxes
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Amendment 69 and ColoradoCare guarantee higher taxes, but not health care

Amendment 69 is a deadly combination of the highest taxes in the nation and an unaccountable bureaucracy that dictates the care you may receive and the price you may pay for it.

By Linda Gorman · August 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Health Care, Linda Gorman
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Blake: On the initiatives, just say ‘no’

Initiative No. 98: Automatically sending the state’s unaffiliated voters ballots of both major parties so they can vote for candidates in one or the other primary without joining, even temporarily, that party? That’s so… Millennial: Participation without commitment.

By Peter Blake · August 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Health Care, Legal, Politics, TABOR
Amendment 69:  ColoradoCare mimics existing single-payer disasters

Amendment 69: ColoradoCare mimics existing single-payer disasters

Single-payer systems control costs by using government power to ration care.

By Sally C. Pipes · July 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care