The Political Philosophy Of Colorado

909 WordsMar 9, 20164 Pages
Political Philosophy Politics are very influential in the shaping legislation that has an effect on healthcare policy. The politics of Colorado are considered to be moderate because the state’s electoral votes have varied between Democratic and Republican presidential nominees in the past. For example, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama won the states electoral votes in the recent past. On the other hand, the state has seen a greater number of Democratic governors than Republican ones. Currently, the state’s legislature is a combination of Democratic and Republican legislators, which will definitely have an effect on current and future healthcare reform attempts. The political philosophy of the state can be seen on the healthcare policy decisions. Some decisions, such as the expansion of Medicaid, reflect the liberal leanings of the legislators. While other decisions, such as enacting the Federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, illustrated the conservative views of the policymakers who fought against the legislation (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Recently, Colorado is one of the many states that are challenging the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Like other states, the healthcare system is dependent on the political philosophy of the current legislature. Surprisingly, the Republican and Democratic parties of the state collaborated together to create the state’s
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