Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette
Health care providers and experts across Colorado and the Pikes Peak region voiced unease in recent days about the American Health Care Act – the House GOP’s latest proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
The legislation – which is expected to arrive on the House floor this week – rolls back expanded Medicaid coverage for low-income residents, transforms financial assistance for purchasing insurance and scraps tax penalties for residents who go without coverage.
“It would ultimately leave Colorado with less funding to provide care to seniors, people with disabilities and children – the populations that have traditionally been covered by Medicaid prior to the Affordable Care Act” said Adam Fox, of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.
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