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Colorado Voters Reject Single-Payer Health Care Measure

(November 10, 2016, 12:10 PM EST) -- DENVER — Colorado voters declined to create a single-payer health coverage system in the state on Nov. 8, with almost 80 percent rejecting the ballot measure.

Colorado Amendment 60 would have replaced private and employer-based health insurance plans with ColoradoCare, a state-run single-payer system that would have co-existed with Medicare and other federal government assistance programs.  The measure received staunch opposition.  Neither Colorado Democrats nor Republicans supported the measure.

The measure would have funded the new program with a 10 percent payroll tax.  While the tax...
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