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Colorado Politics: Colorado House committee revives single-payer healthcare system discussions

Some of Colorado’s lawmakers want to explore anew the possibility of implementing a single-payer health care system in Colorado roughly eight years after voters soundly rejected the idea.

The bill, House Bill 1075, received approval on Wednesday from the House Health and Human Services Committee.

Meghan Dollar of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce echoed the concerns voiced by committee member Rep. Richard Holtorf, R- Fort Morgan, that the bill’s language alluded to a predetermined outcome.

“While we recognize that the bill is a study, we are concerned that there is some intent in the study to get a predetermined outcome,” she said. “In addition, given all the work that’s been done in the past on improving Colorado’s health care system, why not let some of those policies play out before look at studying a single payer system as well?”

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