Health care reform is essential for containing cost and expanding access. This can be accomplished without raising taxes or stripping $100's of billions out of the Medicare system in order to start a new entitlement program. We should allow small businesses to band together for the purchase of health insurance and promote price competition by allowing consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines forcing competition among insurance companies. We should also provide tax incentives for individuals to purchase their own health insurance, and contain cost through medical malpractice reform.
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DENVER (AP) - The Justice Department is considering whether to investigate allegations that Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a $1.7 billion VA hospital under construction outside Denver.
The FBI’s Washington field office is reviewing the allegations, the Justice Department said in a letter to Congress. The letter was dated Dec. 9 and made public Tuesday.
The FBI is part of the Justice Department.
Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today lauded the final passage of the 21st Century Cures Act noting that the legislation added language to advance regenerative medicine, better known as stem cell research, taken from a bill previously introduced by Coffman. Advances in stem cell research have the potential of revolutionizing medicine by taking a patient’s own stem cells, harvesting those cells, and injecting them back into the patient in order to regrow tissue or organs.
Aurora, CO -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) today gave remarks at the 30th annual celebration of “National Health Center Week.” In his comments, Coffman recognized the commitment Metro Community Health Provider Network (MCPN) has made to provide health care services to vulnerable and underserved patients in the Denver Metro area.
Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today issued the following statement on the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act:
As most congressional watchers begin to turn their attention to the November elections, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman canvassed the northern Front Range on Wednesday — not for campaign purposes, but to make a last-ditch effort to move a health-care bill of his that has been stuck in limbo.
Imported Brazilian wood has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver, eliminated to save money.
A planned $10 million landscaping scheme has been slashed to $2 million, and subcontractors who find a way to reduce costs get to keep 30 percent of the savings, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which took over management of the project after the cost nearly tripled.