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Old Today, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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https://www.denverpost.com/2019/01/0...n-health-care/


Creation of a public option health care plan is one of the most ambitious changes Colorado Democrats proposed Friday as they kicked off a new session of the General Assembly in control of both chambers for the first time in four years.

A Senate bill would create a public option health insurance plan that Coloradans who live in the highest-cost areas — mainly the Western Slope — could buy instead of their current insurance starting in the fall of 2019. A House bill would expand that program to the entire state by the fall of 2020.

“You’d be buying a plan that’s at Medicare reimbursement rates,” said Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Avon, who is sponsoring both bills. “It could potentially be administered through a nonprofit like Kaiser, but it’s not a private company plan.”


This is an interesting development.

I'd like to hear their plans to finance it.
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Old Today, 07:35 AM
 
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Sounds like a bad idea to me. If they do it on the western slope only, that will drive up the Obamacare rates for the rest of us.
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Old Today, 08:20 AM
 
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As for financing it, the public healthcare of other 1st world countries is less expensive than the American system. Not sure what the plan is here, but it certainly could work - it does work in many other places.
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Old Today, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'd like to hear their plans to finance it.
Make all the billionaires in Aspen pay for it.
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Old Today, 09:19 AM
 
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As for financing it, the public healthcare of other 1st world countries is less expensive than the American system.
Because they ration care.
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
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Because they ration care.
And everyone get taxed higher than people here would tolerate, not just the super rich, who are already being volunteered to fund dozens of proposed socialist efforts.

Any talk of increases in state income tax in the works?
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Old Today, 11:00 AM
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Location: Aurora, CO
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And everyone get taxed higher than people here would tolerate, not just the super rich, who are already being volunteered to fund dozens of proposed socialist efforts.

Any talk of increases in state income tax in the works?
They can talk about it all they want, but because of TABOR they can't raise it without letting the citizens vote on it. What they'll likely attempt to do instead is institute a ton of fees.
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