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Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents
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Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents

Buck’s bill is in “direct response” to the approval of the waiver. “Instead of using section 1332 waivers as originally intended, to grant states flexibility to implement innovative health care solutions, Democrats are using the waiver program to make federally funded health insurance a reality for illegal aliens,” said Buck in a statement. “This is a slap in the face to American taxpayers who get up, go to work, and are fighting to survive amidst 9.1% Bidenflation.” Buck’s office did not make him available for an interview in time for this story. Polis and immigrant health experts say bills like Buck's just drive up costs in the long run A spokesman for Gov. Jared Polis said Buck’s bill would drive up insurance costs for Coloradans.  “The Colorado Option will save Coloradans ...