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Colorado School Board Member Kicked Out Of Douglas County Parent House Party

Douglas County Parent (DCP), a new school interest group in Douglas County against the Board, created drama last Monday when the organization kicked School Board Director John Carson out of an informational meeting. On Friday, Media Trackers reported that other anti-Board proponents caused a stir at a Q&A session with School Board Director Meghann Silverthorn at the Public Library.

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The Colorado Health Exchange: Less Choice for More of Your Money

The Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, Connect for Health Colorado (C4HCO), was marketed as reducing costs and increasing choice for individuals and small businesses purchasing health insurance. So far, it does neither.

C4HCO was established by SB11-200 in connection with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA, ObamaCare), according to the fiscal note for SB11-200. However, Myung Oak Kim, C4HCO’s spokeswoman, said Colorado’s Health Benefit Exchange is something “the Colorado legislature decided to do on its own” in an attempt to distance Colorado’s Health Exchange from the ACA.

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Breakfast After the Bell: $14 Million in Taxpayer Dollars and Grooming Government Dependent Children

On July 1, Colorado’s “Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program” (HB 1006) joined six other food assistance programs active in Colorado schools. This program costs approximately $281 annually per participant and will result in additional federal expenditures of $14,489,914. Reimbursement for this program is not limited to federal funds: the State of Colorado will add $172,111 to its expenditures.

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