By Richard Gingery, MD
For seven years, Republicans in Congress have spent their energy trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and used every opportunity to try to undermine the health law. They promised that they would replace the ACA with a plan that would cover more people, lower costs for consumers, and protect vulnerable populations--without ever offering any details about how they would do that.
Here at Liver Health Connection, we educate patients, providers, and the general public about diseases affecting the liver and provide advocacy, resources, and support. Two diseases of particular concern to us are hepatitis C, a life-threatening chronic disease that affects an estimated 3.2 million Americans, including about 60,000 people in Colorado, and liver cancer, the 6th leading cause of cancer in the US.
My name is Mariah Osienger and I am a student at Anselmo-Merna School. Our third grade class is researching states for our States Fair project. Each of my classmates has picked a state and I have chosen Colorado. I want to learn everything I can about your great state! I would appreciate any help you can give me.
If you could send a letter or a package of rocks or soil samples, special crops or products, postcards, pictures of important landmarks, pamphlets, brochures, or small souvenirs, it would really be helpful.