Economic analysis: Colorado Health Care Cooperative would control costs

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“Three Possibilities for Colorado’s Future
Health Care Financing and Delivery”

Description of the Colorado Health Care Cooperative intended to accompany “Three Possibilities for Colorado’s Future Health Care Financing and Delivery”
The Colorado Health Care Cooperative

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7 Responses to Economic analysis: Colorado Health Care Cooperative would control costs

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  2. Maydean Worley says:

    Have you a dialog with other groups seeking universal health coverage in CO?
    Someone gave me a card for co-operatecolorado.org. They are planning to put the issue to ballot in Colorado.
    It would be beneficial if different groups put resources together rather than working against each other.
    Disclosure: I am not a member of any group seeking universal health care coverage.
    I am presently retired and receive Medicare. Universal coverage whether through Medicare or through a process such as Vermont has would be better than the ACA, I think. Just my humble opinion.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your comments Maydean Worley. You are correct. We are sister organizations with Co-operate Colorado. We focus on researching and educating about viable proposals for Colorado Universal Health Care, including the Colorado Health Care Cooperative. The folks at Co-operate Colorado are working to get the Cooperative onto the ballot in 2015. Thanks so much for your interest. We do think states including Vermont and now Colorado can lead the way toward simpler, more affordable, universal health care.

  3. Jan says:

    Does the coop effort(s) accecpt madicare-available people too?

    Thanks!

  4. Jan says:

    Any idea if x number of people join the coop, what their cost would be based on income?

  5. admin says:

    Yes. Cost would be based on income, up to a cap. Every Colorado resident would be a member of the Cooperative. The premiums would run 9 percent of income, 6 percent paid by the employer, 3 percent the employee, or 9 percent for the self-employed or independently wealthy (again this is up to a cap.) This cost would replace insurance premiums and ensure all have comprehensive health care without deductibles and with modest co-pays. Those now on Medicaid would likely be held harmless (pay no more than they pay now.) The legislation is still in development as well, but this is our understanding now.

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