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  • Coffman Introduces Veterans Affairs Physician Recruitment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) joined his colleagues, John Rutherford (R-FL), Neal Dunn (FL), and Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (AS) to introduce H.R. 4132, the ‘Veterans Affairs Physician Recruitment Act of 2017.’ H.R. 4132 gives the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) the tools it needs attract and retain physicians now and in the future, improving the quality and access to care for our nation’s veterans. While the VA has several programs to address rec... Read more

  • Reps. Coffman & Polis launch bipartisan Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus, citing successes of integrative health treatments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Mike Coffman, R-Colo., launched the Integrative Health and Wellness Congressional Caucus in the House of Representatives. The Caucus will serve as a non-partisan educational forum for legislators to receive up-to-date information from experts related to best practices and new research, and to discuss legislative and administrative opportunities for integrative health. “Integrative and complementary therapies and treatments are often the mi... Read more

  • Coffman on 'Better Care Reconciliation Act' Failure
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) made the following statement after the 'Better Care Reconciliation Act' failed to garner enough support for further legislative action: “Real people are suffering because the Affordable Care Act is not working. Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are legitimate differences of opinion in our Conference about how we accomplish that, but we need to bridge them and get this job done. I have presented an alternate, common-sense ... Read more

  • Coffman on his ‘No’ Vote on AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement regarding his ‘No’ vote on the American Health Care Act: “At this time, I cannot support the AHCA with the MacArthur amendment because I’m concerned that a small percentage of those with preexisting conditions may still not be protected. This does not take away from the fact that the Affordable Care Act is failing and American families are hurting. In my conversations with House leadership and the Administration over the la... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act ongoing discussions: "Republicans promised to fix the Affordable Care Act mess, and we must. The current bill has a lot of strong elements -- giving the states more flexibility is sound public policy. Colorado knows better than Washington, DC and anyone who suggests otherwise hasn't been to Washington lately. But we need to tighten some protections for those with preexisting conditions... Read more

  • Our Country’s Healthcare Debate….
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This week in Washington, the House of Representatives considered the ‘American Health Care Act’ (AHCA). In the end this legislation, intended to repeal and replace the ‘Affordable Care Act’ (ACA) was pulled and never received a vote. The result is that the ACA remains, for now, the law of the land. Personally, I am disappointed in this outcome. I truly believe the ACA is a terribly flawed piece of legislation and that we can do better. In this weeks’ message, I want to focus on the past week’s ... Read more

  • Coffman on Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman offered the following statement in response to Speakers Ryan withdraw of the American Health Care Act: "Real people are suffering because the Affordable Care Act is not working. Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are legitimate differences of opinion in our Conference about how we accomplish that, but we need to bridge them and get this job done. The House is one step in the process, and the Speaker's framework is the beginning of a solu... Read more

  • Repealing & Replacing the ACA
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Repealing & Replacing the ACA In 1994, as a member of the Colorado State House, I introduced House Bill 94-1210, a pioneering health insurance reform measure. This was long before most people even thought of health insurance as a major issue. HB94-1210 provided what is called “guaranteed issue”, meaning that insurance carriers had to cover those with preexisting conditions and could not rate anyone differently based on their health status. The bill spread the cost of doing this through a techniq... Read more

  • Coffman Announces ACA ‘Listening Tour’
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) announced that during the district work period scheduled for Feb. 20-24, he will undertake the first phase of his planned “listening tour” regarding the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Coffman will use this series of meetings to gain the perspective of as many constituents, patients and healthcare professionals as possible. “During this district work week, I look forward to meeting with many healthcare providers and patient... Read more

  • The Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) led the bipartisan reintroduction of the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental HealthCare Act (H.R. 918). This legislation would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide initial mental health assessments and urgent mental healthcare services to veterans at risk of suicide or harming others, even if they have an other than honorable discharge. A service member receives a less than honorable discharge, or “bad paper”... Read more

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