Opinion

Give health care reform in Colorado a chance

Author: Jared Wright - January 21, 2011 - Updated: January 21, 2011

Dear Editor,

The National Federation of Independent Business’s opinions about health care are out of the mainstream. People do want reform and the benefits are just starting to make a difference. Given time these reform measures will not only help people by keeping them healthier, they will reduce the cost to government and businesses by having fewer sick days to pay out and reducing the cost of insurance.

Any responsible employer provides insurance for their employees and this law will only benefit them in the long run.

NFIB’s prehistoric ideas remind me of the when Social Security was made law and also Medicare not that long ago. The opposition was fierce but thankfully their forces were defeated.

These have been successful programs. If given the right management and if congress would keep their money sticky fingers out of the funds they would be even more successful.

Give health care reform a chance before condemning it and make changes as needed to make it better, don’t abandon it totally.

Get your heads out of the sand and stand up for the people, not your wallet.

Sincerely,
John Rullo
Denver

Jared Wright

Jared Wright

Jared Wright runs the business side of Colorado Politics, including circulation, advertising and marketing. He started as CEO and Publisher of the Statesman in 2015 and served as editor-in-chief for the journal during part of that time. He has worked in politics at both the state and federal levels, serving on a U.S. Congressman’s staff and working in government affairs in the private sector. Wright was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012 and served as member of Colorado’s 69th General Assembly from 2013-2014. He is also a writer, photographer and cartoonist.


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