Gov. John Hickenlooper said $9.6 million would serve as a "one-time only bandaid" to keep the vital program going until February.
Three Republicans and four Democratic candidates for governor addressed the Colorado Health Institute's Hot Issues in Health conference on Friday.
Congress failed to reauthorize CHIP before the program expired in September. Colorado is among the first states expected to deplete its remaining funds.
"Medicare-X" would let people buy into Medicare plans and provider networks and would be rolled out first in counties with one or no insurance providers.
"If people are exercising their rights in a quasi-public forum, the police have to let them do it," said Denver civil rights attorney David Lane.
It was Round Two for Rep. Mike Coffman, who, unlike many congressional Republicans, engaged once again with anxious voters in his suburban Denver district.
Colorado grassroots groups will host a rally on Saturday at Denver's City Park in response to lawmaker's renewed efforts this week to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Colorado's state health insurance exchange is in a position to be financially sustainable through 2019.
Senate Republicans took a step forward in their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, voting Tuesday afternoon to allow debate on health care legislation.
Kalyn Heffernan said she wasn't done fighting the Republican health care plan, and she's true to her word.
Coffman suggests his fellow Republicans stop trying to address so many issues in one bill and break the effort up into pieces.
With just days to go before the U.S. Senate again takes up the health care bill, an alliance of activist groups, caregivers and people of all abilities is at center stage in Colorado.
Everyone was free to go home a little before 4 a.m., bringing an end -- though only for now -- to an effort to convince Cory Gardner to stand against his party's health care plan.
Activist Carrie Ann Lucas told Denver police to Google how to use her wheelchair; now she’s charged with interference
She was charged with interference with a police officer along with the trespassing citations issued to nine others arrested in Sen. Gardner's office.
Medicaid cuts in Republican health care bill could cost Colorado $15 billion over 10 years, analysis finds
"How is Colorado going to respond to these very heavy Medicaid cuts? It's probably going to be something that could even define the next governor's term."
Counterpoint: Capitol press are not banned from the hallways. (That would be a much darker change.) They are banned from interviewing in the halls.
"We focused on DaVita because they have the most patients," he says, and because of CEO Kent Thiry's antics, which the comedian exults in for some time.
Coffman added that he would not vote for a bill "of this magnitude" without a Congressional Budget Office score and without an estimated price tag.