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  • House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?

    House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?0

    • March 7, 2017

    by Linda Gorman A Republican-sponsored bill in the Colorado legislature would likely let state government keep more of your tax money whether it needs it or not. In 2005, Referendum C suspended Colorado’s constitutional limit on the amount of tax revenues that the state could keep. Called the “TABOR timeout,” the Referendum allowed the state

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  • Amendment 69 “ColoradoCare” Resources

    Amendment 69 “ColoradoCare” Resources0

    • October 14, 2016

    Amendment 69 aka ColoradoCare Resources   Issue Backgrounder (PDF) and 7-point fact sheet by economist and Health Care Policy Center director Linda Gorman   Blog note: Will passing Amendment 69 lead to a doctor strike? by Linda Gorman.   Op-ed:  Amendment 69 and ColoradoCare: If you like your doctor, you may not get to keep

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  • Amendment 69 and ColoradoCare: It does raise income taxes by 10 percent0

    • October 14, 2016

    by Linda Gorman Judging from some comments on an earlier Complete Colorado column, at least some ColoradoCare supporters are confused about the Amendment 69 tax increases. They think that the Amendment raises payroll taxes but not income taxes. They are wrong. Section 9(3), part c, of Amendment 69 says that the Colorado Department of Revenue

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  • Amendment 69: ColoradoCare will bring unnecessary suffering for patients0

    • October 14, 2016

    by Linda Gorman Amendment 69 will create ColoradoCare. Its supporters say that ColoradoCare will provide outstanding health for everyone for less. Premiums and deductibles will go away. Cede control over your health care, your liberty, and an additional 10 percent of your income to an unaccountable government monopoly health provider, in return you will get

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  • A Tax Disguised as a Fee: The Hospital Provider Fee Fund

    A Tax Disguised as a Fee: The Hospital Provider Fee Fund2

    • May 2, 2016

    By calling the provider charge a fee rather than a tax, the legislature was able to collect and use the revenue from the provider charge without asking permission from the voters.

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  • Will passing Amendment 69 lead to a doctor strike?

    Will passing Amendment 69 lead to a doctor strike?1

    • April 26, 2016

    Passage of Amendment 69 would change the Colorado Constitution to give an entity called ColoradoCare the right to set prices for all medical services provided by any health provider licensed by the state. This includes physicians. What if ColoradoCare sets prices too low? Hospitals can provide lower quality care, let facilities deteriorate, and stop investing

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