Hillary Clinton now supports ColoradoCare?

Hillary Clinton now supports ColoradoCare?

DENVER—Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a chief surrogate for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is coming to Boulder today to campaign for ColoradoCare, Amendment 69, despite Clinton’s campaign wanting to avoid talking about health care and the single-payer proposalwhen she spoke to crowds in Denver and Boulder last November. The move has raised questions on whether Clinton has changed her position on the single-payer proposal.

The proposal will triple income taxes to finance a single-payer system that will restrict women’s access to reproductive health care, jeopardize critical services for other vulnerable populations and disproportionately tax lower- and middle-income Coloradans.

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:

“Amendment 69 will disproportionately tax young people to cut a blank check to unelected bureaucrats, who will ultimately control health care in Colorado. Does Hillary Clinton have a private and a public position on Amendment 69, and if she opposes it why is one of her chief surrogates campaigning for the proposal to young people in Colorado?”

During a campaign stop in Boulder late last year, Clinton briefly mentioned ColoradoCare: “I know you all here in Colorado have a [health care] initiative this year. States can help lead the way.”

Clinton has received at least $13.2 million in donations from the health sector over the years, according to nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. This well-funded industry is also the chief financial backer of the effort to “destroy ColoradoCare.”

Sanders will also campaign for Clinton at 3:30 p.m. at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.