Obamacare

HEALTH
2:08 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

Don Benfield is trying to get health care coverage for his family. The options at work are too expensive, but his employer's option disqualifies him from Affordable Care Act subsidies.
Courtesy of Don Benfield

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 6:50 am

Don Benfield of Taylorsville, N.C., makes $11 an hour working for a mobile-home parts business, selling things like replacement doors and windows.

Benfield, 51, doesn't have health insurance.

"I haven't had health care insurance in years, simply because I haven't been able to afford it, especially with food prices, how they went up," he explains.

Benfield's employer does offer health insurance coverage, even though, with fewer than 50 employees, the business is not required to.

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POLITICS
9:46 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Udall, Gardner Tangle Over Reproductive Rights, D.C. Ties In Denver Post Debate

Udall - U.S. Senate | Gardner - U.S. House

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 7:21 am

Democratic Senator Mark Udall and Republican Congressman Cory Gardner had a spirited debate Tuesday night hosted by The Denver Post. Both candidates are locked in a tight race and both stayed on message in the hour-long debate.

Udall attacked Gardner as extreme and out of touch, Gardner criticized Udall for being in lockstep with President Barack Obama.

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HEALTH
10:09 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Obamacare Subsidies Rulings Don't Affect Colorado

Two contradictory rulings on Obamacare subsidies don’t affect the Colorado insurance marketplace.

Politico reports one of the U.S. Court of Appeals rulings upholds the subsidies while the other strikes them down for millions of Americans who get coverage under the federal health exchange.

"Here in Colorado we are very fortunate that in 2011 our state legislature on a bipatrisain bases opted to create a state based marketplace," said Linda Gann who works on the Western Slope for Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s exchange.

NEWS
8:15 am
Wed July 23, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  Newscast

  • Produce recalled at City Marker & King Sooper over Listeria concern
  • Weapons okay in Mesa County building unless staff find carrier threatening
  • Anti-Personhood campaign kicks off
  • Judge to issue ruling on gay marriage in Colorado Wednesday
  • U.S. Appeals of Court Rulings On Obamacare Subsidies Don’t Affect Colorado
  • State’s Gubernatorial race narrows
Local Newscast
8:58 am
Mon July 29, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, July 29, 2013

Headlines:

  • TX US Senator Ted Cruz Speaks at Conservative Western Summit
  • Colorado US Senator Mark Udall Calls for Reforms to Patriot Act
  • Sounds of the High Country from KDNK – The Past, Present and Future of Wildfires in Colorado
  • Nine Colorado Counties Chosen for Alternative Fuel Vehicles Pilot Project
  • Harvest Public Media Report – How Secure is the Fort Knox of Seeds?
Health Care
11:02 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Affordable Care Act: What to Expect

One of the major developments stemming from the election is that the health care law will go forward. In Colorado, up to half a million more people are expected to get health insurance. But there are still many Americans who don’t understand what it means to them. From Colorado Public News, Carol McKinley reports on what to expect.


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