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CBO analysis: 24 million would lose healthcare under GOP plan

The Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the Republican-proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act estimates that 24 million Americans will lose healthcare coverage by 2026...

Littwin: Have the Obamacare replacers and repealers really lost Cory Gardner?

I thought I had a pretty good handle on the Obamacare situation. Republicans have promised to repeal and replace a law that they have...

Another Karl Rove-Crossroads ad full of Obamacare bunk

  When are cuts to Medicare not cuts to Medicare at all? When Republican politicians on the campaign trail and Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS...

Wiretap: Thank moms by demanding better workplace conditions for them

Never mind viral videos about how tough their job is. How about winning better maternity leave and affordable quality day care.

The partial return of the public option

Four months after President Barack Obama enacted the Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act, House Democrats have resurfaced a top liberal priority buried near the end of the grueling year-long battle over health care reform: the public option.

Udall floats two measures to bring more doctors to rural communities

Yesterday, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall introduced two amendments to the Senate health reform bill designed to boost services in rural communities. “There are not enough doctors who want to practice outside major metro areas. In fact, of the 47 rural counties [in Colorado]—that’s out of 64 counties, total—all but three are designated by the federal government as health professional shortage areas,” he said.

Coffman ‘health reform as job-killer’ claim debunked by FactCheck.org

Shortly after the House health care bill was passed November 7, Representative Mike Coffman, a Republican representing Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, issued a scathing...

Coffman spokesman responds on rationale for voting against stimulus

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's spokesman, Tyler Q. Houlton, issued the following statement to the Colorado Independent on Thursday afternoon in response to the story "Coffman cites nonexistent CBO study as reason to vote against stimulus."
"Regardless of how the Congressional Budget Office estimates have been changed or suppressed over the past few days, it does not alleviate the problems of the spending package. The fact is Congressional Democrats and President Obama have increased spending by $604 billion over the next 10 years with very little of it being spent this fiscal year. It is hard to fathom how appropriating spending packages for 2019 will help our economic crisis of today.”

Coffman cites nonexistent CBO study as reason to vote against stimulus

Just after Rep. Mike Coffman voted, along with all the other House Republicans, against the $816 billion stimulus package -- the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, by its proper name -- the Aurora lawmaker blasted a statement to the press explaining his reasoning. "The American people deserve better than this pork-laden spending frenzy masquerading as a ‘stimulus package’," Coffman said. He drew on no less an authority than a Congressional Budget Office report to make the point that the spending would reach the economy too slowly to do the job. Problem is, the CBO report doesn't exist, and another, actual CBO report comes to very different conclusions.
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