Progressive Dream of Single-Payer Healthcare Goes Down Hard in Colorado – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Even as voters in Colorado were backing Hillary Clinton for president and approving new taxes on cigarettes and soda, they soundly rejected a proposal to increase payroll taxes to fund a statewide single-payer healthcare system.With only a few precincts waiting to be reported on Wednesday morning, more than 79 percent of voters had opposed the initiative.The single-payer health care system would have provided hospitalization, access to prescription drugs, and most primary and specialty care, but it came with a hefty price tag. Amendment 69 would have increased payroll taxes by 10 percent and generated about $25 billion in annual revenue to fund ColoradoCare.

Source: Progressive Dream of Single-Payer Healthcare Goes Down Hard in Colorado – Hit & Run : Reason.com

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