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ColoradoCare Amendment 69 Presentation with T.R. Reid

What will it mean to vote "Yes" on Amendment 69 in November?
Also known as ColoradoCare or Initiative 20, it would create a health care payment system to provide coverage for all residents of the state.

T. R. Reid, author of "The Healing of America," is an expert on global healthcare systems. He will speak and answer questions on

Tuesday, August 23rd, 7-9 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital, (south entrance) 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood.

The event, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, is free and open to the public. Download Event Flier to print out and share.

The LWVCO has extensively studied this issue and supports the amendment. LWV is urging a 'yes' vote on 69. For more information on why we are supporting this amendment, view Our Reasons.

An explanatory booklet and list of supporters for Yes on Amendment #69 is at http://www.coloradocare.org.

BACKGROUND: Amendment 69 is a voter-initiated proposal to establish ColoradoCare, a resident-owned, non-governmental health care financing system designed to ensure quality, comprehensive, accessible, lifetime health care for every Colorado resident.

- It uses an option of the Affordable Care Act that allows Colorado to obtain waivers to create its own health care program 100% of residents will be covered, leading Colorado to be the first state in the U.S. to achieve quality, comprehensive, accessible, lifetime health care for all.
- It provides comprehensive coverage for all residents of Colorado
- It uses a member-owned cooperative business model, for example, the Rural Electric Association
- It will provide primary coverage for all except those that have coverage under federal health care programs - Medicare and Veteran Administration Health. These individuals will use CC as secondary coverage Health benefits include primary, mental health, and specialty care, including dental.
- Patients can choose their primary care providers.
- It is projected to cost less than the current system

For more details, please read ColoradoCare: How Would It Work, by Ivan J. Miller, PhD at http://coloradocareyes.instapage.com/

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