Is Mental Health Treatment A Fraud?
- March 14, 2000
by Linda Gorman Data from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and the Colorado Hospital Association show that government health programs are not paying their way. Colorado’s Medicaid program pays 75 percent of its patients’ hospital costs. Medicare pays just 72 percent. People who pay for their own health care pay 158READ MORE
by Sally C. Pipes The good people of Colorado must be smoking something these days. That’s the only explanation for the decision by 156,000 of the state’s more than 3 million registered voters to endorse a November ballot initiative that would create a statewide single-payer health care system. Patients in single-payer systems elsewhere must withstandREAD MORE
by John McClaughry In November Colorado voters will decide the fate of Amendment 69. It proposes to create ColoradoCare, a bureaucracy to control all health care in the state. It would initially be funded by a 10 percent tax increase on all forms of income. Coloradans trying to decide how to vote on Amendment 69READ MORE
by Linda Gorman Judging from some comments on an earlier Complete Colorado column, at least some ColoradoCare supporters are confused about the Amendment 69 tax increases. They think that the Amendment raises payroll taxes but not income taxes. They are wrong. Section 9(3), part c, of Amendment 69 says that the Colorado Department of RevenueREAD MORE
by Linda Gorman Amendment 69 will create ColoradoCare. Its supporters say that ColoradoCare will provide outstanding health for everyone for less. Premiums and deductibles will go away. Cede control over your health care, your liberty, and an additional 10 percent of your income to an unaccountable government monopoly health provider, in return you will getREAD MORE
Amendment 69 is a deadly combination of the highest taxes in the nation and an unaccountable bureaucracy that dictates the care you may receive and the price you may pay for it.READ MORE