Colo. House Passes Resolution To Repeal The Health Law
Colorado's Republican-led House voted largely along party lines to wage a challenge to the federal health law -- a state-initiated amendment to the Constitution to repeal the measure. And, in Connecticut, the planning panel has decisions to make well before people start signing up for coverage on the state's health exchange.
The Associated Press/Denver Post: GOP Lawmakers In CO Try New Health Care Tactic
Colorado's Republican-led House on Thursday passed what the GOP calls a new tactic to challenge the federal health care overhaul. The House voted 33-31, largely along party lines, to call for a state-initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing last year's health care law. The resolution is a legal maneuver that would work only if two-thirds of the states pass similar resolutions. Republicans seemed unfazed by the long odds for the states forcing such a federal amendment (Wyatt, 1/19).
Denver Post: Colorado House Passes Resolution Urging Repeal Of Federal Health Care Reform Law
Colorado lawmakers promised bipartisanship when the 2012 session started last week, but a Republican-backed resolution in the House today urging the repeal of federal health care reform brought the party divisions right back. The resolution, HR 1003, was sponsored by Rep. David Balmer, R-Centennial, who said it was about all the jobs Colorado would lose under the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers from both parties have repeatedly declared that "jobs" is their focus this session (Hoover, 1/19).
The Connecticut Mirror: Insurance Exchange Board Faces Key Policy Decisions
There's still nearly two years before the major pieces of federal health reform roll out, but for the planners designing Connecticut's health insurance exchange, one of the central pieces of the law, the time line is much tighter. ... it has a number of key decisions to make well before people start signing up for coverage next year. Among them: How will the exchange, a quasi-public agency expected to employ about three dozen people, be funded? (Levin Becker, 1/19).