What has been widely-adopted by fifty four nations as a universal government-supported health care system was first proposed by a most unlikely arch-conservative, German autocrat in 1883. Today the success of such a health care model remains irrefutable -- except in the US.
Insurance coverage both improves and saves lives. We may argue over numbers, but the benefits for people are undeniable. The decision of Colorado, or any other state, cannot and should not be based upon dollars and cents alone.
A week ago I attended a seminar on ObamaCare, where I heard about a new hospital, patient treatment and specialty care facilities planned or under construction. Then I read about the medical provider war underway in northern Colorado.
The Affordable Care Act was never meant to be a one-size-fits-all cast -- and Coloradans don't want that. Our state is using the flexibility built into the reform to mold it to the needs of our state and people.