“Medicare-X” would let people buy into Medicare plans and provider networks and would be rolled out first in counties with one or no insurance providers.
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tim Kaine of Virginia, both Democrats, plan to introduce their own health care proposal this week that aims to provide relief in rural areas, the Washington Post reports.
The proposal doesn’t go as far as the single-payer or “Medicare for All” plan introduced by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont. That plan has been treated as a sort of litmus test by activists on the left. As the Post notes, this new proposal’s backers are swing-state Democrats walking a line between activists on the left and political realities on the ground.
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation’s Carousel Ball in Denver this year raised about $1.65 million and produced another scrap of meat for culture warriors.
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation’s Carousel Ball in Denver this year raised about $1.65 million for diabetes research. It also produced something less valuable: another scrap of meat for culture warriors on the internet.
There’s still a live bill in the Democratic-controlled House and an opportunity for this all to turn out differently, but it’s not a bet I would take.
Republicans came into the Colorado General Assembly’s 2017 special session pretty irritated with the whole business, and a little after lunch time on Monday, GOP state senators had already killed one bill that would fix the mistake for which the special session was called.
The tax problem in question is expected to cost special taxing districts around the state a collective $4.3 million this fiscal year and $8.5 million in the next fiscal year, with most of the loss coming from the Regional Transportation District.
There’s still a live bill in the Democratic-controlled House and an opportunity for this to turn out differently, but it’s not a bet I would take.