Tom RamstackTom RamstackNovember 4, 201613min371

Popular opinion surveys show Colorado is likely to be propelled into an uncertain area of law next week when voters decide whether to allow doctor-assisted suicides for terminally ill persons. Sixty-five percent of Denver-area registered voters surveyed in a Ciruli Associates poll in September said they would vote for the legalized suicides. Twenty-five percent opposed it. If Proposition 106 wins approval, Colorado would become the fifth state to allow doctor-assisted suicide. Patients with less than six months to live could request lethal drugs from their doctors under the measure.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 26, 20169min322

By nearly five to one, physician members of the Colorado Medical Society said they would vote against Amendment 69, the ColoradoCare single payer health care program, if the Nov. 8 general election were held today. The findings from an opinion poll of 795 interviews of member physicians, representative by specialty and geography across Colorado and conducted Aug. 6 through Sept. 2, were used by the society board of directors to vote to oppose the amendment on Sept. 16. Survey details were discussed on Monday, Sept. 26.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 17, 20165min345

The Colorado Medical Society has taken a position to oppose Amendment 69, the ColoradoCare statewide health care program, and to remain neutral regarding Proposition 106, the end-of-life measure, on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The society's board of directors took the positions Friday, during the society's annual meeting in Keystone.