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► Today is another big day in the healthcare policy debate. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is …
Obamacare Replacement Legislation Aims to Block 30,000 in CO from Accessing Planned Parenthood Clinics
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) President Vicki Cowart announced figures last week that the Senate’s Obamacare-replacement bill would “block more than 30,000 women, men and young people in the Rocky Mountain region alone from accessing the trusted reproductive health care they rely on.”
“We will not stand by while politicians play these types of political games with the health care and livelihood of more than one third our patients,” said Cowart.
In a move …
“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”
As the Denver Post’s John Frank reports from the swanky Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, this weekend playing host to a convention of top donors to the Koch Brothers’ network of powerful conservative advocacy organizations–where Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, if the latest reports are true, faced a major backlash from conservative funders over Gardner’s own stated desire that the health-reform repeal legislation now being considered by the Senate protect the newly-insured population in Medicaid expansion states.
Surely he did, right? Right?
The leaders of the conservative Koch network on Saturday blasted the latest health plan alternative drafted …
(Because Lord knows we can use some – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
This was a hard week to write “Good News” for. Still, there was some.
Small victories, local heroes, sweet stories, random kindnesses, unexpected grace, cold justice served up on a hot plate…that’s what this diary is about. As always, your interpretation of what is “good news” is probably different than mine.
This week, it’s all about the heat, voters, immigrant rights, cannabis, and beer. Farmer’s markets. Buying local. No sports news, because the only sports I halfway understand are basketball and baseball. Anything else, I’m the one looking …
“The ambition and focus that propel you to success can also be your downfall.”
Sally has two apples. Mitch comes along and takes both of those apples. How many apples does Sally have now?
The answer, obviously, is none. Sally has no apples. This is not a complicated story problem.
But, wait! Suppose that Mitch informs Sally that he is only implementing an “apple reallocation strategy” in relieving her of her two apples. Now, how many apples does Sally have after this “reallocation?”
Yup. Still no apples.
You can probably see where we’re going with this. You could tell Sally that her apples have been “reallocated.” You could tell Sally that her apples were …
Trumpcare and Russia: That’s pretty much the extent of the news today, but here are a few more headlines worth following. It’s time to Get More Smarter. If you think we missed something important, please include the link in the comments below (here’s a good example). If you are more of a visual learner, check out The Get More Smarter Show.
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► Senate Republicans on Thursday released their plan to kill as many …
The past few days leading up to the formal release yesterday of the U.S. Senate’s so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the latest version of long-sought legislation to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health care overhaul the Affordable Care Act, have been a major disaster politically both for the Republican Party generally and the highest-ranking Republican in Colorado, Sen. Cory Gardner.
Gardner was once considered one of the prime movers in a select panel of Republican Senators drafting that chamber’s version of an Obamacare repeal after the House’s much-celebrated bill was declared DOA owing to …
“The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one’s designs to one’s means.”
The Aurora Sentinel’s Ramsey Scott updates us on the…well, not exactly sad, more like pathetic story of Aurora Public Schools board member Eric Nelson–who was exposed last year as a serial fabricator of virtually all the details of his background, from fake degrees to appearing in a fake U.S. Air Force major’s uniform:
Publicly discredited APS board member Eric Nelson is pondering another run for school board and said this week he never lied about or embellished his resume — an issue that resulted in his censure by his fellow board members last year and calls for his …
There is so much breaking news lately on the ever-widening allegations about Russian ties to the Trump campaign that it can be difficult to keep track of everything. With that in mind, we’ve created what we’re calling “The Daily D’oh!” to help you stay up-to-date on President Trump and the rest of the White House staff as more news emerges about Russia, James Comey, Robert Mueller, special investigations and everything else related to this ongoing crisis…
This bit of news …
UPDATE #4: NARAL Pro Choice Colorado tears into the bill:
“This bill is an insult to Colorado women, Colorado families, and to the democratic process itself. It not only allows states to opt out of the requirement insurance cover maternity care, it could eliminate contraception coverage requirement and ban private insurance from covering abortion care. Women’s reproductive health care would essentially be zeroed out altogether by the Republican bill.
Colorado already has a constitutional amendment banning public funding for abortion care. This bill would ban PRIVATE insurance from covering abortion care. So Colorado women needing abortion care would have to …
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner built his political career in Colorado, and rallied grassroots Republican support, by opposing abortion, even for rape and incest. Part of that, of course, has meant that he’s opposed and vilified Planned Parenthood.
Now it appears that the Senate’s Obamacare-replacement legislation would remove federal funds for Planned Parenthood, just like the House version did.
And you’d expect Gardner to be fully on board with this.
After he voted to defund Planned Parenthood two years ago, Gardner said,
“We voted to take the money from Planned Parenthood and distribute it …