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  • Congressman Coffman Statement on the Save American Workers Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy

    Congressman Mike Coffman released the following statement on his vote in support of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, which seeks to limit the economic harm of Obamacare by repealing the 30-hour week full-time definition and replacing it with a 40-hour full-time definition. Under the employer mandate in Obamacare, companies are required to provide health insurance, or pay a penalty, if they have more than 50 full-time employees. With a 30-hour work week, employers are incentivized to cut ... Read more

  • Supremes to White House: What about 'death panel?'
    Posted in In the News on December 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The Supreme Court is telling the Obama administration to present its case for Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board – the provision that critics have described as a “death panel” – even if it doesn’t want to. The high court Monday ordered the administration to respond by Jan. 21 to a lawsuit brought by the Goldwater Institute that challenges the constitutionality of Obamacare. The administration previously had declined to offer comments on the case against IPAB, which, according to the... Read more

  • GOP asks Supreme Court to take on another ObamaCare case
    Posted in In the News on December 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Twenty-five Republicans are asking the Supreme Court to take up another case against ObamaCare, this time challenging a controversial medical board that the party has labeled “a death panel.” Members led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) are urging the high court to reconsider a lawsuit against the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which is charged with cutting Medicare spending if it exceeds a certain level. “As a physician with more than 30 years of experience,... Read more

  • Coffman Joins Lawsuit to Challenge Key Provision of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and a dozen other Members of Congress filed a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to hear a legal challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)created by the Affordable Care Act better known as Obamacare. The IPAB is a 15-member board created to set reimbursement rates for Medicare and to determine which procedures, treatments and drugs will or won’t be paid for by the government for the medical treatment ... Read more

  • Coffman Statement Regarding VA’s Review of Gulf War Health Research
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) made the following statement after Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald requested an in-depth review of VA policies related to research of Gulf War illnesses: “As a Gulf War veteran, I’m pleased that VA is responding to my request to review the policy surrounding Gulf War health research to ensure objective research on chronic illnesses suffered by Gulf War veterans. We have learned a lot in the past twenty years about the debilitating physical ... Read more

  • Congressman Mike Coffman donates $1,136 after getting 1,136 “likes” for his ALS ice bucket challenge
    Posted in In the News on September 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Plenty of bold-face names in Colorado — from U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet* to House Speaker Mark Ferrandino — have taken the ALS icebucket challenge, which has raised more than $100 million to fight those suffering from ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The craze has swept the country. From former President George W. Bush: “To you all who challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I’m simply going to write you a check.” From former First Lady Laura Bush: “Th... Read more

  • Coffman Receives Award for supporting Community Health Centers at National Health Center Week event in Aurora
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) received the Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award today from the National Association of Community Health Centers for his work supporting Community Health Centers at a National Health Center Week ceremony in Aurora at the Metro Community Health Providers Network (MCPN) – North Aurora Family Health Services Center. “I’ve always been deeply impressed with MCPN and their growth over the years is a testament to their success in expanding access to health c... Read more

  • Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman creates health insurance reform bill
    Posted in In the News on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    A Colorado congressman who wants to see the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repealed, has introduced backup legislation to protect consumers with pre-existing conditions. Rep. Mike Coffman (R) introduced a bill he calls the Guaranteed Health Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2014. He said it would prohibit the ability of an insurance company to deny coverage based on a pre-existing medical condition in the event that the ACA is repealed. Coffman says he wants to see the ACA repealed, but wa... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces Health Insurance Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced legislation today, the Guaranteed Health Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2014, to provide a critical consumer protection that would prohibit the ability of an insurance company to deny coverage based on a pre-existing medical condition in the event that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is repealed. Coffman has been a vocal critic of Obamacare and has consistently supported repealing the new healthcare law wh... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces Legislation to Protect Medicare Advantage
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo. (6th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced legislation today, Protecting Seniors' Medicare Choices from Obamacare Act of 2014, to help protect the Medicare Advantage program from further cuts by reversing a section in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, that expands Medicaid eligibility to cover prisoners in state and local correctional facilities and, in part, pays for it by reducing the resou... Read more

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