Colorado House Debate (audio)
April 4, 2013
Colorado house does not restore Medicaid circumcision funding
In the Colorado legislature, an amendment to restore Medicaid funding of circumcision was struck down on a technicality. It was moved by Rep Paul Rosenthal (D) who said "the AAP supports this amendment ... because they said that the benefits outweigh the risks...."
Rep Cheri Gerou (R) concentrated on making bad puns while asking for a No vote on the amendment.
Rep Claire Levy (D) said that the amendment is out of order because it would make substantive law via a footnote. That is how the chair ruled.