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Health care legislation in Colorado

DENVER is the state capital and largest city of Colorado and the Governor Bill Ritter signed four bills he assured will rein in skyrocketing health care expenditure on Tuesday and appointed a director who will oversee 10 state agencies to implement the Obama administration’s new health care plan.Ritter said Colorado is ready to act on national diplomacy to allow youthful people to stay on their parents insurance until age 25 bar denying coverage to children for preexisting circumstances and offer tax credits to small businesses to cover premiums. The changes will all go into effect in the next 6 months.
He said other national programs that bar Colorado health insurance companies from discriminating against adults with preexisting situation and provide tax credits for families to balance the cost of insurance premiums won’t go into effect until 2015, which means it could take years for the reforms to take effect and diminish insurance costs.
Colorado has never waited for Washington on health care reform, and we aren’t about to start waiting now Ritter said. The governor named Lorez Meinhold, his insurance health policy analyst, to be his director of national reform.

Meinhold will oversee 10 departments and agencies including Health Care plan and funding, the state’s chief medical officer, the section of Human Services, the insurance chief, the Department of Gross income, his budget office and legal counsel. We have an chance in Colorado and this country to change health care and we are one of the first states stepping up said Rep. Sara Gagliardi, D-Arvada.
Toby Serrano told Ritter he’s counting on Obama’s reforms to help his 16-year-old daughter, who was left without health insurance when he vanished his job. His daughter suffers from brain disorder which makes it hard for her to get even good care.

“Does my daughter deserve this. Of course she deserves health care he told the chief and many of doctors, health care professionals and doctors at a bill signing activity at Denver Health Medical Center.
The Obama administration says its plan wills increase health coverage to 32 billion people who are uninsurable. While some aspects of the plan go into effect this year, the president has said it could take four years for the plan to make results.

The federal legislation break down on not popular insurance industry exercise, such as denying coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions.Under the plan, most Americans would also be required to get insurance for the first moment or face penalization if they refuse.

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