Colorado Putting Single Payor on the Ballot?

Oct 26, 2015

  1. Justin Bilyj
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    DENVER — With Colorado’s shaky Obamacare exchange in peril, some health care advocates are calling for voters to scrap it and replace it with something far more ambitious.

    Proponents of a statewide single-payer health care system have submitted 156,107 signatures, far more than the 98,492 required to qualify for the November 2016 ballot, to the Colorado secretary of state’s office for verification.

    If the measure qualifies, Colorado would immediately become ground zero for a national debate on the concept of steep tax increases in return for guaranteed health care coverage for all residents, all against the backdrop of a pivotal presidential race.
    ColoradoCare would replace Obamacare with statewide single-payer plan -- at $25 billion cost - Washington Times
     
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    Wish them well.

    MA probably is closer to "universal health insurance" than other states but they are not without their problems.

    The Decline of ObamaCare - WSJ
     
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    Knowing Colorado it will probably go through. Wait till all the doctors leave the heavy price controls coming in the future. Although CO did shock me when they recalled all those state reps for trying to push gun control legislation through, so you never know...
     
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    Doc's will be writing medical MJ scripts for each other if this becomes reality.
     
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    Don't be silly.

    CO is a recreational use state. Any adult can just go buy some legally.
     
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