Colorado prepares for Obamacare repeal under Trump administration |

Colorado prepares for Obamacare repeal under Trump administration

Analysts expect a repeal would have a great impact on Colorado

By Mark K. Matthews |


WASHINGTON — Plans by Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency have sent tremors across Colorado, with activists and accountants both preparing for a seismic shift in policy.

Analysts expect that a repeal would have an outsized impact on Colorado, as the state embraced the full spectrum of President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, better known as Obamacare.

Under the 2010 law, policymakers expanded the number of Coloradans who receive health insurance through Medicaid, created a program for residents to buy coverage through a state exchange and reduced the cost of emergency-room visits by patients without insurance.

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