Monday, April 25, 2016

Commissioners formally oppose Amendment 69

The Mesa County Commissioners this morning voted to formally oppose Amendment 69.

Amendment 69 would form the Colorado State Health Care System Initiative, which the Commissioners believe would be detrimental to Mesa County's economy.

Amendment  69 will appear on the ballot this fall. If passed, it would become an amendment to the state Constitution.

The amendment would create ColoradoCare, a health payment system that would finance health care for all Colorado residents.

The estimated cost of ColoradoCare is $25 billion.

"ColoradoCare ... would require the doubling of the state budget and give Colorado the highest state taxes in the nation," the resolution reads. "(It) will hurt working families, retirees, and small businesses because it calls for a 10 percent tax on payroll in Colorado."

Click here for the full text of the resolution.

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