Health Care

Health Care

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the United States made important strides in creating a just and equitable health care system. But we still have a long way to go, and efforts to set back the law’s protections are taking us backwards.Quality, affordable healthcare should not be negotiable, and access should not be reliant upon one’s financial status or location. I am committed to ensuring this right to all Coloradans.1

Coloradans pay 17% more for healthcare2 than citizens in similar states. On the Western Slope, the situation is even more dire, with citizens now paying over $100 more per month on health care than the statewide median. Consequently, too many Coloradans are buried in medical debt or are one medical hardship away from financial disaster.

While traveling the state, I’ve heard people share their anxieties about health care, and their stories fuel my passion to fight for better health care for all Coloradans.

As Attorney General, I will:
  • Stand up against the federal government’s attack on affordable health care. I will work to protect the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that enable hundreds of thousands of Coloradans to have access to reliable health care3.
  • Defend Colorado from health insurance fraud. Colorado has fared poorly on this front in the past, with only 3 of 28 states in a recent audit performing worse than we did on Medicaid waste. I will work hard to turn this record around and prosecute those entities than commit health care fraud and take away money that should be spent helping out those in need.
  • Enforce competition laws, using my experience as an Obama Administration antitrust official, to make sure that health care providers and health care insurers compete on cost and quality for the benefit of all Coloradans.
  • Ensure broadband access across Colorado. When I visited Craig, Colorado, I learned that the hospital there lacks access to reliable broadband, instead depending on a single fiber line that often gets cut. That vulnerability undermines progress and endangers lives. We need to do better. Here’s my plan for bringing broadband to all Coloradans4.
As Attorney General, I will:
  • Stand up against the federal government’s attack on affordable health care. I will work to protect the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that enable hundreds of thousands of Coloradans to have access to reliable health care3.
  • Defend Colorado from health insurance fraud. Colorado has fared poorly on this front in the past, with only 3 of 28 states in a recent audit performing worse than we did on Medicaid waste. I will work hard to turn this record around and prosecute those entities than commit health care fraud and take away money that should be spent helping out those in need.
  • Enforce competition laws, using my experience as an Obama Administration antitrust official, to make sure that health care providers and health care insurers compete on cost and quality for the benefit of all Coloradans.
  • Ensure broadband access across Colorado. When I visited Craig, Colorado, I learned that the hospital there lacks access to reliable broadband, instead depending on a single fiber line that often gets cut. That vulnerability undermines progress and endangers lives. We need to do better. Here’s my plan for bringing broadband to all Coloradans4.