Category: Child Health

Threats to Affordable Care Act continue

The federal Affordable Care Act has survived a legislative attack, but threats live on as proposals to curb federal payments designed to keep premiums low continue. Currently, the Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that reduce the cost of insurance …

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Make Your Voice Heard on Health Care at the Governor’s Town Hall

          Governor Hickenlooper and Lieutenant Governor Lynne are holding a town hall on health care, and you are invited to add your voice to the bipartisan effort to help improve our state’s health care system. Date …

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Federal Health Update

A modified repeal of the Affordable Care Act failed to pass out of the U.S. Senate just before midnight mountain time last night. Republican Sens. Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski joined all of the Democratic senators in opposing …

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CHIP on the horizon

There is one big health care fight coming up for kids in Colorado— advocating for continued federal financing of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, through which Colorado’s CHP+ program operates. Federal financing for the program expires at the end of …

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Sign up for advocacy learning series from The Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation is hosting a four-part advocacy learning series, Advocating for Impact. The first workshop in the series, Engaging Candidates for Public Office, will be held on Aug. 9 in Denver and will provide insight into legal parameters …

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Senate’s Final Health Vote Tomorrow – Speak Up Now

A lot has happened in the U.S. Senate in the past few days with proposed repeals of the Affordable Care Act. Here is some context and explanation of what is expected to happen with health care legislation in the next …

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Action Alert: Key Federal Health Vote Expected at NOON TODAY. Speak up for Colorado kids NOW.

A key Senate vote is expected around NOON Mountain Time today. The vote will be to start debate on Senate efforts to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act. We need you to speak up for Colorado kids NOW. …

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Federal threat to health care continues—keep speaking up

After a whirlwind week, the Senate Republicans are again gaining momentum in their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would jeopardize health insurance coverage and access to critical health services for kids in Colorado. Senate leaders hope to …

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Revised Senate health bill still devastating for kids in Colorado

Yesterday, leaders in the U.S. Senate released an updated version of a health reform bill and are planning to vote on the proposal next week. The revised version of the bill does not improve its devastating impact on kids in …

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DO YOU KNOW WHERE SUGAR HIDES?

We all know eating too much sugar is bad for our health, but do you know just how much sugar is in many of the drinks we give our kids? Sugar hides in many drinks, including juice drinks, soda, energy …

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