Study: health care for all in Colorado saves money, lives
With a single nonprofit payer for our privately delivered health care
A single payer payment system wins the day, saves $billions, and helps ALL coloradans, new Colo. study finds
A new nonpartisan Colorado School of Public Health study, delivered to Colorado Legislators and Governor Jared Polis on Sept. 1, analyzed how a single nonprofit payer for our privately delivered health care would perform compared to our current health care system in Colorado and a system aiming toward universal coverage via many payers including for-profit health insurers.
The results show a single nonprofit payer for our privately delivered health care in Colorado would not only cover everyone and save money; it would net savings upon savings upon savings—and benefits on top of benefits.
Gov. Jared Polis and Colo. Legislators: Act on the data! Cover everyone with health care the single payer way ASAP.
Americans are now more afraid of health care bills than we are of getting sick. In Colorado more than 350,000 are uninsured while about double that number have health insurance but cannot afford to use it due to high deductibles and copays.
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the harsh risks of having one’s health insurance tied to employment, one in four Coloradans are on Medicaid. The US and Colorado still struggle under the most expensive and outlandishly complex health care system in the world. Why? Because that system profits billionaires who stop at nothing to defeat universal health care.
But now you have clear data showing you the way forward! Want to save Coloradans money on health care? Your own experts, hired at the bequest of a bipartisan bill, tell you how.
Act on the data!
We’ve put together a bunch of resources so you can help the campaign in whatever ways work for you.
Contact Your Legislators and Gov. Polis
Use our pre-prepared scripts to contact your legislators and Gov. Polis by email or by phone.
Attend an Event
Connect with other organizers and volunteers online.
Contact your Legislators
Just 5 minutes of your day could get our communities one step closer to a more just health care system. Please remember—personal stories are the keystone to a good email or phone call.
Want to get more involved? Join our Legislative Action Team. Email Jim Potter.
Colorado Push to Pass Coalition
We are a grassroots movement to win health care for everyone.