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Reid takes on Stapleton in lively ColoradoCare debate

Author: Mike McKibbin - September 21, 2016 - Updated: April 17, 2018

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Amendment 69 will be an economic disaster, force doctors to flee Colorado in droves, allow taxes to be raised without voter approval and represents a "utopian fantasy world," according to Colorado State Treasurer Wayne Stapleton. On the other hand, the ColoradoCare statewide health care program the amendment would create offers more medical coverage to more people for less than what they're paying now, keep health care dollars in state instead of sending them to out-of-state private insurance companies and would need voter approval of any future tax increases, according to T.R. Reid, best-selling author, filmmaker and former Washington Post reporter.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.