Nation: House Passes Health Reform Bill

On May 4, the House approved H.R. 1638, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on a vote of 217 – 213. All of the Democratic Representatives and 20 Republicans opposed the bill. The legislation replaces some provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. The outlook for theContinue reading “Nation: House Passes Health Reform Bill”

Nation: President Mentions Infrastructure Bill in Address

President Trump reiterated his desire for a new transportation/infrastructure program during his address to Congress last night. “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land,” he said. “To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking the Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1Continue reading “Nation: President Mentions Infrastructure Bill in Address”

Colorado: Initiative Would Cap Front Range Growth

A Golden man’s attempt to cap new growth along the Front Range is one example of why Amendment 71, which makes it harder to change the constitution, is a good idea. Daniel Hayes, who authored a similar measure in Golden years ago, has submitted an initiative for the 2018 ballot. His proposed constitutional amendment would,Continue reading “Colorado: Initiative Would Cap Front Range Growth”

Colorado Small Business Insurance Options Program will Debut on Time

Unable to meet tight deadlines in the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is delaying parts of a program intended to provide affordable health insurance to small businesses and their employees. The administration cited “operational challenges” as a reason for the one-year delay. However, Colorado is on track to open its Small Business Health Options Program, orContinue reading “Colorado Small Business Insurance Options Program will Debut on Time”