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The bills we support and why

The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care gives FULL SUPPORT to bills that advance universal health care: That means actively promoting the legislation on our website and social media, mobilizing our supporters, providing testimony at committee hearings, sending letters to … Continue reading

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CO House Rep. Edie Hooton to introduce the health care cost bill!

Daily, Coloradans face a looming health care crisis with skyrocketing premiums, hefty deductibles, escalating co-pays and co-insurance, and waning federal support for Medicaid and ACA subsidies. The situation will only worsen. We need “shelter from the storm” as the current system … Continue reading

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A71 celebration: Victory for the grassroots in Colorado!

Great news for Coloradans and health care Amendment 71’s 2 percent signature quota is out After a “Raise the Bar” campaign funded by big oil and gas succeeded in passing Amendment 71 in November, 2016, grassroots activists wondered if regular … Continue reading

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New speakers’ workshops add values to community building

Ever wanted to bring up why you support universal health care — say with friends or coworkers—and found yourself feeling strangely awkward and silent? Speaking up about our values — e.g. everyone should have health care — gets easier with … Continue reading

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Stop Drug Price Gouging! Call, email these reps today!

UPDATE: Thanks in part to your phone calls and lobbying, the bill passed the Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment 7 to 6 on March 8 AND the Finance Committee 7-6 on March 15. Both votes were along party lines. … Continue reading

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Federal judge: Amendment 71’s signature quota is unconstitutional

Update: The Colorado Secretary of State’s office filed a response to Judge Martinez on March 9, and attorney Ralph Ogden responded on behalf of the plaintiffs on March 13. Judge Martinez may soon issue a final judgement. The Colorado Secretary … Continue reading

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Madeleine Jacobs, MD: Help turn the tide

I was a family physician in Fremont County, Colorado for 28 years. When my patients began ending up in Intensive Care on ventilators because they could not afford their asthma medications and dying from metastatic colon cancer because they could … Continue reading

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Framing our values matters

During the campaign to pass ColoradoCare, many proponents felt that if they could just find the perfect slogan, the message would sink in across Colorado. Not so, according to cognitive scientist George Lakoff. Our brains work in values frameworks, he … Continue reading

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Medicaid buy-in: Band-Aid and stall

Medicaid buy-in: A Band-Aid for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could stall universal health care for years by Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director (Read Dr. Miller’s Op Ed on the Medicare-X plan here.) Some candidates tout a Medicaid … Continue reading

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Foundation supports Sanders’ Medicare for All bill

The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care is pleased to announce its support for the Medicare for All Act of 2017 (S 1804) introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders in October. Access The Affordable Care Act improves … Continue reading

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Colorado candidates need health care info. You can help them.

On the campaign trail, candidates need to answer questions from voters desperate about health care. We’ve been there. Our goal is to partner with as many of the more than 500 Colorado candidates running for office in 2018 as we can. … Continue reading

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Sign the petition allowing drug imports from Canada

by Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D. Updated 09.27.17 Sign the petition asking our senators to take the: Fair Price for Medications Pledge Congressional pledge to vote to legalize Canadian imports (Full text of pledge) The Hill reported on February 14th that … Continue reading

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Almost 500 Coloradans rally for #HealthforAll!

Almost 500 Coloradans attended one of five rallies Tuesday for #HealthforAll hosted by the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care and more than 20 partners at high noon on 12-12 in Fort Collins (Read the Ft. Collins story here), Boulder, … Continue reading

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Large crowd rallies Dec. 12 in Fort Collins

by Cherry Sokoloski Almost 150 people rallied for Improved Medicare for All on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Old Town Fort Collins. The enthusiastic crowd heard encouraging words from eight speakers and also rocked the Oak Street Plaza with a sing-along. … Continue reading

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