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  • Coffman Statement on Passage of Opioid Epidemic Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today issued the following statement on the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act: "Today I voted for the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act to combat the opioid epidemic that is sweeping across our country. I was proud to support this step in providing communities, impacted by this epidemic, the tools to get those who are suffering from opioid abuse back on their feet and on the road to recovery.” Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Mental Health Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act: Read more

  • Coffman Visits Salud Clinic Women’s Center in Brighton
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Brighton, CO -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today visited the Audrey C. Farley Women’s Center at Salud Family Health Centers in Brighton. Read more

  • Coffman works with local physician to push stem-cell therapy bill
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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. Coffman, an Aurora Republican, is the House sponsor of the REGROW Act, which would speed physicians’ ability to use experimental stem-cell therapies, allowing for clinical trials on patients once safety, rather than ... Read more

  • Lavish Features Cut From Over-Budget Aurora VA hospital
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    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. Corps officials said Wednesday they've been looking for ways to ... Read more

  • Don't Cut Vets off From Needed Prescriptions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced the bipartisan Veteran Prescription Continuity Act with Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). The bill would help ensure service members can get the same prescription drugs they are receiving on active duty once they leave the military and get their health care through the Veterans Administration (VA). Read more

  • Coffman Conducts Hearing on VA Oversight of Drug Prescriptions and Medical Facilities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Denver, CO — On Friday, Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, conducted a field hearing on VA’s oversight of drug prescription practices and proper use of medical facilities. Read more

  • Congress warming to idea of medical marijuana for veterans
    Posted in In the News on May 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    DENVER (AP) — Congress is showing an increased willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it's legal, although final approval is far from certain. The House approved a measure this week that would let Veterans Affairs Department doctors help their patients sign up for state medical marijuana programs, something the VA now prohibits. "I'm certainly open to it," Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican and former Marine from pot-friendly Colorado, said Friday. A ... Read more

  • Republicans: VA failing on prescribing and oversight of drugs
    Posted in In the News on May 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Republicans on a congressional subcommittee on Friday excoriated the Veterans Administration’s prescribing patterns and oversight of controlled substances during a hearing in Denver. The subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, highlighted a July review by the Drug Enforcement Administration of the Denver VA Medical Center that found mailroom employees at the Denver VA Medical Center with controlled-substance-related felonies with access to controlled substances. An audit done ... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman holds rare Congressional hearing in Denver to assess VA's prescription drug oversight
    Posted in In the News on May 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    DENVER - Congressman Mike Coffman's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a rare field hearing in Denver Friday to assess the VA hospital's oversight of controlled substances. "They have very lax standards," Coffman told Denver7. "That's probably putting it mildly." The Colorado Republican says the VA needs to do more to make sure that powerful narcotics and other prescription drugs don't fall in to the wrong hands or get stolen. He said he’s learned about drug abuse inside the hospi... Read more

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