Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Insurance Commissioner Urges Smokers to Quit

NO SMOKINGColorado insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar is urging people to take advantage of smoking cessation programs at no cost through plans under the country’s new health-care law. Salazar issued a consumer alert yesterday to raise public awareness about available help to stop smoking. She notes that plans compliant with Continue reading

Hickenlooper Announces Salazar Retirement

john-salazar-flag-293Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that John Salazar, Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture, will retire at the beginning of January 2015. He has served in the role since 2011. The announcement came in a press release. Salazar served three terms representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and was a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Veteran’s Affairs Committee, and the Continue reading

Study Shows Premiums Have Skyrocketed Under Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A non-partisan, independent health insurance research organization, HealthPocket, examined the average health insurance premiums in the first year of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and compared them to the averages found in the pre-reform market it replaced. Premiums in the pre-reform and Obamacare individual health Continue reading

Hickenlooper Takes Heat Over Obamacare Comment

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is taking heat over comments he made this week regarding the Affordable Care Act. Hickenlooper hass been a stern supporter of the law. Some feel a recent poll, showing growing dissatisfaction with Obamacare is what has the governor changing his tune. The governor told a crowd that he is “no fan Continue reading

Gardner, Udall Hold 2nd Debate this Week

mark-udall-300gardnerIt’s another day, another debate in Colorado’s nationally watched U.S. Senate race. Democratic Senator Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Representative Cory Continue reading

Health Insurance Board Increases Premiums

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Premiums for health insurance in Colorado are on the rise. State regulators have approved more than 1,000 health insurance plans offered by 20 carriers for 2015 that, on statewide average, will increase premiums by 1.18 percent over last year. Insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar says the average premium increase breaks down into Continue reading

1800 Obama Rules and Regs Have No Congressional Approval

obamaCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) flagged reports yesterday that the Obama Administration, starting in 2012, implemented over 1800 rules and regulations-including 43 rules identified as major-without first reporting them to the House, Senate and General Accountability Office as required under the 1996 Continue reading

Colorado joins Lawsuit Against Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado has joined 19 other states in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Obamacare, also knows as the Affordable Care Act.  The lawsuit contends that the Act violates the Origination Clause, due to the fact the legislation began in the Senate rather than the House.  Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed the brief last Continue reading

Gardner Praises Governor for Health Plan Decision

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Earlier this week, Congressman Cory Gardner sent a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper requesting that the state of Colorado permanently allow insurance carriers to restore health plans that were cancelled due to the President’s healthcare law. Friday, the Colorado Division of Continue reading

Gardner Urges Hickenlooper to Allow Insurance Companies to Restore Health Plans

gardnerCongressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) sent a letter last night to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper requesting that the state of Colorado allow insurance companies the ability to restore health plans that were cancelled due to the President’s health care law. This request comes as 335,484 Coloradans have received cancellation Continue reading