Independence Institute president Jon Caldara has turned in over 130,000 signatures for the “Right to Health Care Choice” citizens amendment for this year’s November ballot.
The amendment would accomplish two hugely important steps to protect Coloradans from the ongoing takeover of health care by government, and to make Colorado a “sanctuary state” for quality health care. The “Right to Health Care Choice” amendment would:
Write into the Colorado Constitution that the State of Colorado cannot force its citizens to purchase a public or private health insurance product, either on its own, or on behalf of the federal government. In other words, Colorado would not be able to implement a Massachusetts-style insurance mandate (otherwise know as Romney Care).
Constitutionally protect fee-for-service health care by ensuring the right to pay out of pocket for health care services and products if you so choose. This means even if Colorado were to implement a single payer heath care system, you would be free to engage in voluntary exchange with a health care provider outside the system.
To hear Jon discuss what exactly this initiative would do in podcast form, listen to this iVoices.org podcast.