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Studying Healthcare to Death: Colorado Commissions $500,000 Study on Rising Costs

Why haven’t insurance costs improved under the new healthcare law? Inquiring minds at the Colorado State legislature want to know. The $2,500 savings per family promised by the Administration never came to fruition. In fact, the Affordable Care law has created the opposite effect for many, including those in Colorado. The reason cited for escalating premiums has been Obamacare. Yet, the cause of rising costs is a mystery to some senators in the Rocky Mountain state, causing them to commission a $500,000 study on the issue. “[T]he Senate passed a measure Friday that would form a commission to diagnose why so-called affordable healthcare is a ...

Udall Meets S. E. Colorado

Senator Mark Udall, (D-CO) visited communities in southeastern Colorado to talk about the economy and local issues. On Friday, January 13, Udall met with the residents in the Arkansas Valley to focus on ways to bolster the local economy. On Friday morning, Jan. 13, Udall toured the Rocky Ford site of Innovative Water Technologies, a start-up water purification company. "There is nothing more fundamental than clean water," said Udall. “I am going to work with IWT to further connect them to FEMA and will work as a member of the Armed Forces Committee to research ways in which the military can utilize this technology more broadly." Next Udall ...

Discovering Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado

Discovering Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado Sen. Michael F. Bennet’s voting record shows that he has voted for record spending and national debt. Bennet voted for the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, more commonly known as the “stimulus” or the “Recovery Act,” which is the largest spending bill in U.S. history. He has also voted more than once to raise the government's debt ceiling by trillions. Bennet is also intent on health-care reform. In 2009, CNN's John King asked then-freshman Bennet, "If . . . you are a critical vote for health care reform, and every piece of evidence tells you if you support ...

Introducing Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado

Michael Farrand Bennet, (D-CO), was first appointed as the junior senator from Colorado in 2009 by then- Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Ken Salazar, who became secretary of interior in the Obama Administration. Before his appointment as a junior senator, and subsequent election to a full six-year term in November 2010, Bennet was the superintendent of Denver public schools. The selection seemed to be a fluke to both Democrats and Republicans, who considered Bennet a dark-horse, as he lacked legislative experience. Bennet, a Democrat, had never campaigned for nor held any legislative office before his appointment. ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 22

HEALTHCARE: Costs trouble Obamacare enrollees “More than one-third of Obamacare enrollees aren't happy with the extra out-of-pocket costs they must still pay for healthcare. Thirty-seven percent of respondents to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday said they're "somewhat" or "very" dissatisfied with their plan's deductible — a set sum consumers must pay for some doctors visits or treatments before their insurer steps in. Those on plans that meet the new requirements under the Affordable Care Act were more likely to report problems with costs — like being unable to pay their medical bills or skipping doctors visits because of cost ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party Group Teams With ACLU, NAACP On Patriot Act “Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.” On top of that, the executive director of Iowa’s ACLU and Tea Party Patriots’ boss Jenny Beth Martin have coauthored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on “the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act.” And even the NAACP — which hasn’t always been kind to the tea party movement ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 19

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare Premium Increases Next Year May Shock You “The top ObamaCare exchange insurers in six states where 2016 rate requests have already been filed are seeking to raise rates an average 18.6% next year. Early reports range from an alarming 36% hike sought by the dominant insurer in Tennessee, to a hefty 23% average increase requested by Oregon insurers, to a moderate 7.7% average rise proposed in Connecticut. Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to attract Hispanic customers at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C.... Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 15

HEALTHCARE: One in four Americans who got insurance still can’t afford medical care: Study “One in four people who bought health insurance on their own couldn’t afford medical care last year, according to a study released Thursday that shows out-of-pockets costs are still getting between Americans and their doctors despite Obamacare’s progress in cutting the ranks of the uninsured. Families USA studied people who purchased insurance in the non-group market — they weren’t covered through their jobs or a public program — in 2014, the first full year for which Obamacare’s marketplace was fully operational, and found 25.2 percent ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 7

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party's Jenny Beth Martin Sizes Up Fiorina, Carson, Huckabee “With three new entrants into the Republican presidential field this week, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin gave her thoughts to Newsmax TV on Monday about how each would fare with the tea party wing. "Any of them are going to be better than what we will get with Hillary Clinton," Martin said on "Newsmax Prime." "She is from the past, and it's time for someone who's going to be looking towards the future."…” http://www.bayoubuzz.com/politics/us-politics/item/872135-tea-partys-jenny-beth-martin-sizes-up-fiorina-carson-huckabee GOP Rep. Ron ...

The Big Ten for 2016

Moving around the country this week, by plane and phone, I came across a looming political reality that has gone widely unremarked: if the election were held next week, instead of next year, Republicans would lose control of the U.S. Senate. Some of you will say, “Serves them right.” Others of you will say, “How could that have happened so soon?” Or we might just all agree to say, “We’re glad the election’s not next week.” Begin with the raw numbers. They’re daunting. There are 24 Republican seats up next year, only ten Democrats. That’s the price of political success, of course. In the tidal, Tea Party election of 2010, ...