Governor vetoes fees on kids’ health care program

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill requiring parents to contribute more to a health insurance plan for low-income children.

Hickenlooper said in a statement today the bill “poses adverse consequences” for access to the Children’s Health Plan Plus. The Democrat says he respects lawmakers’ intent to reduce the state’s share of rising health costs, but the bill could result in children losing health care coverage.

Hickenlooper says his administration will explore other ways to cut the program’s cost.

The Colorado Children’s Campaign calls the veto an important victory. The nonprofit group says the bill would have imposed monthly premiums for some children, which would have made it tougher on struggling families.

However, House Speaker Frank McNulty says he’s disappointed in the veto of what he considers welfare reform.


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