DENVER — Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Gov. John Kasich issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end cost sharing reduction payments.
“The President’s decision to eliminate cost-sharing subsidies is going to result in confusion and higher health insurance costs for many Americans. Insurers will be forced to protect themselves from the uncertainty this creates and American families will pay more as a result and have less access to health care coverage.
DENVER — Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper issued the following statement on the President’s move to end cost sharing reduction payments to insurance companies.
"Cutting the cost sharing reduction payments is cruel and irresponsible. Beyond the 45,000 Coloradans who rely on this program to make insurance more affordable, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans will see their premiums increase even more. It threatens coverage for Coloradans with chronic diseases or disabilities, potentially putting health care out of reach for those who need it the most.
DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Electrical Board, State Board of Equalization, Colorado Board of Veterans' Affairs and Division of Youth Services Community Boards.
The State Electrical Board examines and licenses electricians. The board also adopts and revises rules and regulations concerning the installation, repair and alteration of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat and power.
For terms expiring July 1, 2018:
Carol Pafford of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a building official from a political subdivision of the state performing electrical inspections, reappointed;
Scott R. Pandy of Fort Collins, to serve as a general contractor actively engaged in the building industry, reappointed;
For terms expiring July 1, 2020:
Joseph Badaracco of Lakewood, to serve as a journeyman electrician who is not an electrical contractor, reappointed;
Erik Clarke of Denver, to serve as a representative of the public at large, appointed.