I read with interest Jacob Klopfenstein’s article about Club 20 and its opposition to Colorado Care (Journal, July 7).
Strangely enough, it appears Club 20 members believe that we have accountable corporate insurance boards in place now. I do not even know who the board members are of my carrier.
Colorado Care specifies that board members must represent their district’s population, act in the interest of the people of Colorado, and be ready to carry out the intent of the amendment in good faith, in order to be appointed and later elected by us.
The residents of the state will have access to this board by voting for the members, and through an “ombudsman” who will be open to listen to any concerns we have.
The premium tax from our payroll will not increase unless a majority of residents vote to increase it. How much control do individuals or businesses have over rates with our current system? None that I know of.
The U.S. is the only one out of 58 countries that does not provide universal health care to all its citizens.
Check out ColoradoCare.org for yourself and vote for this well planned financing for health, not profit.
Could it be that Club 20 is opposed because decisions would then be made between our doctors and us, not limited by whims of corporations?
The U.S. is behind 58 other countries who have provided universal health insurance for a long time.