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A71 celebration: Victory for the grassroots in Colorado!

Great news for Coloradans and health care Amendment 71’s 2 percent signature quota is out After a “Raise the Bar” campaign funded by big oil and gas succeeded in passing Amendment 71 in November, 2016, grassroots activists wondered if regular … Continue reading

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New speakers’ workshops add values to community building

Ever wanted to bring up why you support universal health care — say with friends or coworkers—and found yourself feeling strangely awkward and silent? Speaking up about our values — e.g. everyone should have health care — gets easier with … Continue reading

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Stop Drug Price Gouging!

UPDATE: Thanks in part to your phone calls and lobbying, the bill passed the Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment 7 to 6 on March 8 AND the Finance Committee 7-6 on March 15. Both votes were along party lines. … Continue reading

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Federal judge: Amendment 71’s signature quota is unconstitutional

Update: The Colorado Secretary of State’s office filed a response to Judge Martinez on March 9, and attorney Ralph Ogden responded on behalf of the plaintiffs on March 13. Judge Martinez may soon issue a final judgement. The Colorado Secretary … Continue reading

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Framing our values matters

During the campaign to pass ColoradoCare, many proponents felt that if they could just find the perfect slogan, the message would sink in across Colorado. Not so, according to cognitive scientist George Lakoff. Our brains work in values frameworks, he … Continue reading

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Medicaid buy-in: Band-Aid and stall

Medicaid buy-in: A Band-Aid for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could stall universal health care for years by Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director (Read Dr. Miller’s Op Ed on the Medicare-X plan here.) Some candidates tout a Medicaid … Continue reading

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Foundation supports Sanders’ Medicare for All bill

The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care is pleased to announce its support for the Medicare for All Act of 2017 (S 1804) introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders in October. Access The Affordable Care Act improves … Continue reading

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Colorado candidates need health care info. You can help them.

On the campaign trail, candidates need to answer questions from voters desperate about health care. We’ve been there. Our goal is to partner with as many of the more than 500 Colorado candidates running for office in 2018 as we can. … Continue reading

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Sign the petition allowing drug imports from Canada

by Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D. Updated 09.27.17 Sign the petition asking our senators to take the: Fair Price for Medications Pledge Congressional pledge to vote to legalize Canadian imports (Full text of pledge) The Hill reported on February 14th that … Continue reading

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Help the CO campaign for Sanders’ Medicare for All Act

Let’s  show public demand for the improved Medicare for All Act specifically and universal health care in general so loudly and clearly that we’re impossible to ignore. After introducing his improved Medicare for All Act on Sept. 13 with 16 … Continue reading

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To the power of all: Single-Payer health care’s popularity growing exponentially

By Elaine Branjord Activists for single-payer health care, once considered “fringe,” find themselves in the midst of a movement for universal health care that’s growing exponentially. That was one of many inspiring takeaways from the Single-Payer Leadership meting held Sept. … Continue reading

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Hurricanes, shootings highlight need for universal health care

Added like salt to any wound we experience as a nation—from the devastation of hurricanes to mass shootings—is the fact that insurmountable medical bills can haunt victims. It shouldn’t be this way. Everyone should have health care when they need … Continue reading

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Board grows, approves position statement, new website

The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care’s Board of Directors grew by two new board members—and approved a new website and position statement—Sept. 6 at its quarterly meeting at the Senior Resource Center in WheatRidge. The board unanimously approved the … Continue reading

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Stand up to Bully#1: Big Pharma

Pricing life-saving medications out of the reach of millions of Americans isn’t criminal, but it should be. Yet Big Pharma pours money into legislators’ coffers to make sure our elected officials represent Big Pharma rather than the many people who … Continue reading

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