Polis doesn’t support ColoradoCare
DENVER—Last night at a town hall, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., said he doesn’t support or oppose ColoradoCare, a single-payer ballot initiative. According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan Polis said he, like all voting Coloradans, needs to weigh the proposal carefully. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, to the applause of the National Federation of Independent Business and other ColoradoCare opponents, earlier this year came out against the proposal for its job-killing properties.
Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:
“Even liberal politicians are running away from this government takeover because they know it is a death sentence. ColoradoCare will hurt the state’s economy and hurt communities, ration our health care and put unelected bureaucrats in charge of our lives. This is not the partisan, special interest fight that ColoradoCare has tried to paint it.”
ColoradoCare will raise income taxes by $25 billion a year. If passed the single-payer plan will need to be approved by the federal government. ColoradoCare supporters are aiming for the single-payer system to be financed by Coloradans but will be open to criminal aliens and out-of-state residents.
ColoradoCare’s campaign, which has been exposed for deceptive practices, said Sen. Michael Bennet and Hillary Clinton will need to take a position on it, and discussed with a reporter that the proposal would in return be an effort to turn out votes for the senator.
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 ran a digital ad campaign called, “ColoradoCare is a killer.”