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Rep. Mike Coffman at once champions pregnant workers yet votes to...

In a September 18 guest commentary piece in The Colorado Statesman, Republican Rep. Mike Coffman explained his June decision to be the lone Republican co-sponsor of the...

Women’s Law Center: Record number of women in extreme poverty in...

According to analysis by the National Women’s Law Center of the 2010 Census information, “record numbers of women were living in poverty — and extreme poverty” in 2010.

Among states, Colorado lags in providing for reproductive care

A new bill that would mandate Colorado insurance companies to cover birth control and maternity care is aimed at addressing the conditions that place Colorado among the worst states in the nation when it comes to providing for reproductive health.

Senate health care bill includes (mostly) good reforms for women

With one exception, the newly-introduced Senate health care bill(pdf) would provide the three major gender reforms advocated for by groups such as The National...

Colorado health insurance lobby vows to fight mandatory maternity coverage

Insurance industry lobbyists have pulled back on the fight to charge women higher insurance rates across the board and have redrawn the battle lines, vowing to oppose legislation this coming sessions that would force insurers to offer individual plans that would cover maternity care.

Lamborn rejects move to end health insurance gender discrimination

Colorado’s U.S. congressional delegation expressed support this week for the move to end gender discrimination in the current health care insurance market through regulatory legislation — the entire delegation, that is, except 5th District Republican Doug Lamborn, a free-market Colorado Springs ideologist who appears to be looking past the modern history of the health insurance industry to see consumer choice as the way to create more equitable rates. That's not good enough for lawmakers responding to calls from the increasing numbers of American women frustrated by years of uneven rates and inadequate biased coverage.

Women take harder hit in weakening job market

As unemployment numbers rise, women and minorities are disproportionally affected, according to a review of August unemployment numbers by a number of think tanks.
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