Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Tipton Votes To Repeal And Replace Obama Care

The American Health Care Act, the Republican legislation aimed at repealing and replacing Obama Care, was approved yesterday by the US House of Representatives. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the Republican contingent that voted for the bill. Tipton says that the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care is broken, so he could no longer stand Continue reading

Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare Is Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for coverage through Obamacare for 2017. While the Healthcare system is expected to look dramatically different under President Trump’s Administration those who sign up for insurance through Obamacare will be guaranteed coverage through the end of the year. Those interested can sign up for the program online Continue reading

Tipton On Obamacare Repeal Bill

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton yesterday released a statement regarding the bill  that rolls back the Affordable Care Act and strips federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year.  The President has said he will repeal the bill.  Tipton stated that if the President “vetoes this repeal effort, he will be admitting that he is unwilling to fix the failures of the law and work toward accessible and affordable healthcare for all Americans—something Obamacare has drastically failed to do.”   Tipton went on the say Continue reading

House Votes Again to Repeal Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted again to repeal the President’s failed healthcare law. H.R. 596 would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and instruct House committees to submit an alternative plan. In the last Congress, the House voted three times to fully repeal Obamacare. The bills were blocked by Harry Continue reading

Colorado Residents Trickling in to State Health Exchange

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado officials are reporting 171,000 people have gotten health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for this year. Since open enrollment began on Nov 15 the state has signed up 50,000 people through Medicaid and other government programs. Additionally, 121,000 bought private insurance plans through Continue reading

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