Monday, March 21, 2011

HB 11-1273 -- Healthcare Opportunity and Patient Empowerment Act

(written by Jen Raiffie; edited by Crista Huff)

HB 11-1273 (Healthcare Opportunity and Patient Empowerment Act) is the heavily Republican-sponsored bill for healthcare choice for all in Colorado - allowing Colorado to opt out of Obamacare.

This is still a moving target as to when it will be in committee. As of last week it was to be up for committee on the 24th of March but now is slated for the 29th.

Take action! We need to send our emails and phone calls to our Representatives on the Health and Environment committee: Rep. Summers (Chair), Rep. Acree (Vice Chair), Rep. Bradford, Rep. Brown, Rep. Fields, Rep Joshi, Rep. Kefalas, Rep J. Kerr, Rep. Massey, Rep. McCann, Rep, Peniston, Rep. Riesberg, Rep. S. Schafer. If you need their phone numbers or email addresses go to this link and you can find them on the home page

Take additional action! We also need as many there as we can get to attend the committee hearing, so please mark your calendars for the 29th of March at 1:30 in the Legislative Services Building on the south side of the capitol, but monitor this for schedule changes.

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