***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Two-sided “ColoradoCare” Forum featuring former state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, physicians and free-market non-profit executive Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 PM

Two-sided “ColoradoCare” Forum featuring former state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, physicians and free-market non-profit executive
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 PM

DENVER—On Tuesday, Jan. 26, an educational forum will be held on ColoradoCare, Amendment 69, the single-payer 2016 ballot question proposing a $25 billion-a-year income tax hike.

Sarah Vaine, CEO of the Summit Community Care Clinic, will moderate the event featuring opening statements, moderated questions, an opportunity for each side to ask each other questions and time for audience members to ask panelists questions.

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood will be featured as an opponent of the measure, detailing the non-partisan free market group’s opposition to the ballot proposal. Advancing Colorado, has received recognition in national and state media, spearheaded the opposition coalition to the measure, is the leading voice against the proposal and recently ran a digital ad campaign called, “ColoradoCare is a killer.”

“ColoradoCare supporters, while advocating ‘universal’ care are advocating for less health care to be provided and have even said that the elderly have a duty to die, and that doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously ,” said Lockwood. “People are really scared when they find out the true colors of ColoradoCare and they are frightened to learn that the proposal puts unelected bureaucrats in between their families and their doctors, restricts choice and promotes rationing of care.”

Also featured as an opponent of ColoradoCare is Andrew Catron, M.D., a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist (OB/GYN), who has started two practices in Colorado. He currently practices in Breckenridge, and serves as a Senior Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado College of Medicine at Denver Health and Hospital. He has lived and worked internationally in the United Kingdom and Nepal.

“As a physician, businessman, husband, father and grandfather, I was concerned about the negative effects of Obamacare, and now I’m even more concerned with this newly proposed version of socialized medicine called ColoradoCare,” Catron added. “This $25 billion tax hike could further destabilize and damage not only Colorado’s health care, but the wonderful state of Colorado as a whole.”

Featured as proponents of the single-payer proposal are former state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk, and Dr. Christine Ebert-Santos. Ebert-Santos spent 20 years providing complete pediatric care to the people of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands before moving to Frisco, Colorado.

WHAT:            ColoradoCare Forum

WHEN:            Tues. Jan. 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM MT

WHO:              Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood
Dr. Andrew Catron
Former state. Sen. Jeanne Nicholson
Dr. Christine Ebert-Santos 

WHERE:         Summit County Community and Senior Center 
83 Nancy’s Place
Frisco, CO 80443