Single-payer healthcare proposals at the state level aren’t much of a priority for busy benefit brokers, agents and advisers whose attention is on legislation that has a much better chance of passage. But leading industry groups are closely watching a grassroots campaign take shape in Colorado, where voters already have legalized marijuana.
What’s significant is that activists decided to pursue a statewide ballot initiative that would bypass the legislative process. Proposition 69, also known as Amendment 69, would not only decimate the private group healthcare market, warns the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), they claim it would also would eliminate workers’ compensation policies, limit consumer health care choices, undermine quality of care and cost taxpayers $25 billion.
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