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  • Coffman Proposal to Keep Veterans from Getting Stuck with the Bill for Emergency Transportation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) has introduced legislation to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) quickly reimburses emergency response ambulance providers who provide life-care to our nation’s veterans. The legislation is co-sponsored by Representatives Charles Boustany (R-LA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and Mark Takano (D-CA). Read more

  • Colo. to end ACA exception for 190K people
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    About 190,000 Coloradans will lose access next year to health insurance plans which don't comply with the Affordable Care Act, the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) decided. In March of 2014, President Barack Obama decided to give states the option of allowing people on noncompliant health plans to be grandfathered in by renewing their old plans early, while problems with insurance exchanges were ironed out. Colorado insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar opted to do that for 2015, but to... Read more

  • Nearly 200K Coloradans face Obamacare cancellations by 2016
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Nearly 200,000 insured Coloradans will lose their health-care plans next year under the state’s embattled Obamacare exchange, Connect for Health Colorado. State insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar touched off an outcry Friday by confirming to news outlets that health-care policies covering 190,000 people will be dropped in 2016 because they fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Colorado Senate Majority Leader Bill Cadman called the action “a huge blow to another 190,000 Coloradans ... Read more

  • Congressman Coffman Statement on the Save American Workers Act
    Posted in In the News on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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

  • 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

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