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Universal Health Care to Appear on Colorado Ballot in 2016

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
11/11/15  12:48 PM PST

By The Associated Press, originally published by The Coloradoan

DENVER — Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put on next year’s ballot a plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with taxpayer-funded coverage for all.

Proponents submitted 158,831 qualified signatures, about 60,000 more than required to put the measure on the ballot, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday. The question would make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal Affordable Care Act and replace it with universal health care.

Vermont lawmakers passed universal health care in 2011. But three years later, the state abandoned the plan as too expensive.

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