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Craig resident Bob Grubb listens to a response from Sue Birch, Executive Director of Health Care Policy and Financing for the State of Colorado, to his question about rumors of death panels under health care reform in a presentation Friday at the Craig City Council Chambers.

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Birch leads health care reform discussion as election looms

The election is days away and the big issue on the minds of voters, after jobs and the economy, is health care reform. Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican Party candidate for president, has pledged throughout his campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, if elected. That’s music to the ears of a lot of small business owners in Craig and Moffat County who have raised concerns since Romney’s campaign stop in May about potential rate hikes for employee health insurance under the Act. But regardless of who wins the office Tuesday Sue Birch, executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care & Financing, said Friday the state would continue to press forward with its reforms for health care in Colorado.

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