Colorado's senators split ways on the motion to move forward. Republican Cory Gardner voted to proceed, while Bennet against.
Affordable Care Act (ACA Obamacare)
Connect for Health launched in 2011. About 178,000 Coloradans use the exchange to purchase private health insurance.
Republican Senate leadership has proposed a vote on a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act after a replacement bill failed to get off the ground last week.
As Republican health care proposals appear dead, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet says he hears frequent complaints about the current law, and has ideas to fix it.
Video the protesters live-streamed showed them chanting "Rather go to jail than to die without Medicaid" as police moved in.
A community health leader says healthcare -- particularly for mental health -- has improved and the state is making Medicaid more efficient.
Small business owner optimism surged at the end of 2016 when President Donald Trump was elected, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.
"Why on earth would we take health care, that we finally have established for all Americans, and break it up to give tax breaks to the rich?" one protester said.
The Senate bill, crafted in seclusion by Republicans, who control the upper chamber of Congress, would make deep cuts to Medicaid and defund Planned Parenthood for a year.
Up until Monday’s deadline for insurance companies to file their intentions it was unclear if insurance giant Anthem, or another carrier, might back out.