A bill that aims to cut the number of uninsured in Colorado by 25% survived a vote by the full House yesterday. The measure would impose a new fee on hospitals, and use the money to extend Medicaid and other public programs to more poor Coloradans. Democratic sponsors say it will allow the state to get an additional $600 million a year in federal health care money. Republicans called it socialism and a Ponzi scheme. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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