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The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care
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  1. mike Russo says:

    I would like to see some reference to assisted living facilities being covered by some form of universal health care. So far I have not seen any mention of that issue which is just as important as any other health care issue.

  2. David Passell says:

    I believe a universal system without profit middlemen would be a good thing. I am concerned though about reports (Dennis Prager devoted an hour to it) that in UK and Canada the system is fine for younger healthier citizens, but that senior citizens are left behind and end up waiting for long period for MRIs, surgeries, exams that in some cases prove to be fatal delays. When a senior dies, the system saves money!!! Cynically, the system is “Don’t get sick; but if you do, die quickly”

    Wealthy Canadians, i’m told, come to the US to get $400.00 MRIs that are denied to them in Canada. Under US Medicare, doctors leave the profession because of red tape, excessive record keeping requirements, and are paid only about 40% of what those with additional supplemental insurance (that which may cost $4000.00 a year) get paid. That naturally drives up medical costs for the uninsured and also leads to a shortage of health care profesionals; especially in rural areas.

    My idea of the ideal system would be a Universal Health Card that would store all patient medical info and would be presentable to any health professional. Any new findings or treaatments would be written to the card (thus eliminating duplicate information gathering for each visit). The only government (or State) function would be to collect the money through a uniform tax rate on all. Health care professionals must be paid a living wage that is consistent with their knowledge and training and skill.

  3. Taylor Lathrop says:


    What if we lowered the age for medicare to 45-50 so that:
    1. Insurance companies could cover a younger, healthier pool of employees, appealing to their instincts of denying coverage for the sake of profit.
    2. Older employees would be more in demand because they wouldn’t have to be insured privately, saving businesses money.
    3. Insurance companies could still make profits selling more medicare supplemental plans.
    4. People would begin to see the benefits of being covered by Medicare and want it for EVERYONE!

    Thank you for considering my idea… I want to send it to others as well.
    It could be called Taylor’d Coverage!

  4. Len Sistek says:

    Greetings – Unfortunately when a poll is conducted at such an early stage of an election campaign, it tends to miss recognizing candidates with both the experience and the health care policy focus to actually make changes in Washington. I am a Democratic Candidate for CO-4. I believe that health care is a right for all citizens, regardless of socio-economic circumstance, pre-existing conditions or other factors. My website is:
    If you check out my comments on health care under “Issues”, I think you will see that this particular poll missed a key candidate. Good health to all — Len

  5. Donna Kovacich says:

    I have been paying $800 dollars a month for health care for myself and my son. My new premium for 2017 $1,132 per month! I feel like I am in shock.

    • I think we will all be in shock this renewal period!
      I’ve already been notified that the insurance I provide for my employees and myself will no longer be available through the exchange.
      I’m sad to say that many people will probably choose to go without insurance rather than pay sky-rocketing premiums.

  6. I am a physician in practice for >30 years. Since I was a student I was in favor of a single-payer – government funded system.
    There is a lot of power in the wording of an issue.
    I would like to see the issue in the U.S. to be described as Health INSUANCE reform.
    Calling it Health Care reform makes it sound like there is something wrong with the care provided which needs to be fixed. It muddies the issue of what really needs to be fixed ie– who pays for the health care people receive.
    Hospitals, Doctors often work and deliver care without compensation due to Health Insurance issues.
    Currently although approximately 50% of people who were enrolled through the Colorado Insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid– most providers have actually yet to see ANY compensation for seeing those patients and providing care- due to technical issues with submitting claims and receiving payments.
    Please- lets join together and demand HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM!

  7. joanne klein says:

    Sorry, i am asking… Your upcoming march is wonderful. I live in Seattle and i wonder if there was a relative march in connection to your Universal Health Care stance? I am probably being uninformed but just wondered. Thanks, i forwarded this to a pal of mine who lives in Arvada.
    joanne klein

  8. With all the activity now to repeal ObamaCare this would seem a great time as resources and energy available might allow to advance — not a single payer, but a government payer — alternative in the proposed “competitive” market — to address all those that could be left uncovered by the un-doing of ObamaCare. Republicans seem in a vulnerable spot by abandoning those 20 million or so and possibly amenable to simply address that problem directly with “some” government funds — especially for addressing “public goods” (economist define it) for preventive care — and better defined charity for “private goods” that the “competitive” market will not address or absorb. Paul Ryan has hinted as much in seeking a solution. Expanded VA / Medicare could be a possibility.

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