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In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - CO: Health Issues

Medicaid expansion prevented Dale Terasaki from being saddled with more than $100,000 in debt after a medical emergency. (Barry Gutierrez)

DENVER -- Efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are on hold for now, but medical professionals are concerned about what the U.S. Senate will bring forward after the July 4 recess. Dale Terasaki, a second year resident at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, has experience with Medicaid

The average tax break for millionaires in Colorado under a health-care bill passed by the U.S. House is projected to be $40,000 a year. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Resistance to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is heating up after the U.S. Senate made public its Better Care Reconciliation Act. Rallies were held in Colorado on Friday and across the nation over the weekend, and members of the group "Patriotic Millionaires" a

In Colorado, 75 percent of households that would get tax cuts through

DENVER – If the GOP is able to repeal and replace Obamacare, Denver's wealthiest households will fare much better than rural Coloradans, according to new analysis by the Colorado Fiscal Institute. Thamanna Vasan, an economic policy analyst with the Institute, says progress made under the Aff

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is one of 13 senators crafting a bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act. (Getty Images)

DENVER -- A group of 13 U.S. senators, including Colorado's Cory Gardner, have still not made public their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement at the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, warned that if the Senate's version is anything like

Proposed cuts to Medicaid would largely impact the elderly, people with disabilities, pregnant women and children. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Colorado's millionaires could see an average tax cut of close to $40,000 a year if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) becomes law, according to new analysis. Those tax cuts would be paid for in part by removing more than 270,000 Coloradans from health insurance rolls. Alan Essig,

Drought and warmer temperatures have been linked to an increase in the number and size of wildfires across western states. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The amount of air pollution released by forest fires is three times larger than previous EPA estimates, and particulates can have a long-lasting impact on climate - according to two new studies from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Greg Huey, a professor at Georgia Tech, says sm

New research shows going solar could turn a profit of as much as several million dollars per life saved from coal-related diseases. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Thousands of Americans die prematurely from air pollution-related diseases associated with burning coal, and a new study from Michigan Technological University says transitioning to solar would save more than 50,000 American lives each year. Joshua Pearce, the report's lead author,

The GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cut Colorado's Medicaid funding by $14 billion, and cause 23 million people nationally to lose health coverage, according to the latest estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) becomes law. Some 14 million would lose coverage because of plans to cut Medicaid by $884 billion. Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser with t

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