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Colorado healthcare plan gains

Denver Post, March 25, 2009
A Colorado bill has won initial House approval to expand health coverage by imposing a fee on hospitals. House Bill 1293 would generate an estimated $600 million. That money would draw an equal amount in federal matching funds, and the $1.2 billion total could be used to expand coverage for Medicaid, the state's Child Health Plan Plus, and indigent care programs to at least 100,000 more Coloradans.