Partnership Statement On Colorado’s Rejection Of A State Public Option
WASHINGTON – The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future issued the following statement today after the Colorado legislature failed to pass a state government option and advanced poorly designed legislation that will have unknown costs and consequences for Coloradans.
“Colorado has now joined Connecticut as the latest state to reject efforts to advance a state-based public option. Following serious concerns raised by the public and Colorado’s health care leaders, the legislature removed the unaffordable government-controlled health insurance proposal,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, the Partnership’s executive director.
“The Partnership continues to have serious concerns with the rate-setting legislation. As lawmakers have now rushed this poorly designed rewritten legislation to passage without proper actuarial analysis, the end result is nothing new or innovative, just more bad policy – rate-setting measures that could shift costs onto providers, increase costs for patients and reduce coverage options for Coloradans,” Crawford Shaver added.
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