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Amendment 69: What You Need to Know About the “ColoradoCare” Single-Payer Health Care Measure

December 22, 2015

Linda Gorman, director of the Health Care Policy Center at the Independence Institute, was appointed in 2015 to the Colorado Commission on Afforadable Health Care.

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Linda Gorman, director of the Health Care Policy Center at the Independence Institute, was appointed in 2015 to the Colorado Commission on Afforadable Health Care.

This policy brief highlights seven things people need to know about Amendment 69, "a state constitutional amendment which would create ‘ColoradoCare,’ a single-payer, government run health care system in Colorado."

Gorman concludes, "The ColoradoCare Amendment imposes the highest state income taxes in the nation. It creates a centrally run, monopoly health program. It does not guarantee health care or replace health insurance.

"Decades of evaluations of existing centrally planned monopoly health care programs show their costs are poorly controlled, they have long waiting lists for even basic care, limit access to new drugs, have miserable quality, and discourage new discoveries."

Author
Linda Gorman is Director of the Health Care Policy Center at the Independence Institute, a state-based free market think tank in Denver, Colorado.
linda@i2i.org