Boulder Valley chamber opposes ColoradoCare

Boulder Valley chamber opposes ColoradoCare
The announcement adds one more block to the tower of opposition to Amendment 69

DENVER—A Boulder group is adding its name to the long list of opponents to ColoradoCare, or Amendment 69. The proposal seeks to create a new health care system financed by a 10 percent income tax. The new system would be jumpstarted with a blank check by unelected bureaucrats without any health care qualifications or experience.

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:

“The fact a Boulder group is adding its name to the long list of opponents to ColoradoCare should show the nation that even the most liberal area of our state is opposed to this proposal because it is costly and dangerous. The proposal will not only cost the economy and jobs, but it will cost us our health and our lives. While it is good news that another group has lined up to oppose Aguilar’s lethal proposal, we must continue to be armed against Amendment 69, we absolutely cannot allow it to pass.”

“The initiative is too unclear at this stage; there’s too many unanswered questions about what kinds of services would be available and the impacts it would have on businesses and residents,” said John Tayer, president and CEO of the Boulder Chamber. “When you’re talking about potentially doubling the budget for the state, there needs to be more certainty and a lot more precision around the programming.

“We certainly aren’t suggesting that health care program we have in place (now) is perfect, and (we) recognize there is work to do in that area,” he added. “We as individual chambers are very interested in participating in conversations and efforts to expand and improve upon the Affordable Care Act.”