Sen. Irene AguilarSen. Irene AguilarAugust 19, 20168min411

Earlier this week, ProgressNow, a nonprofit that claims to support progressive issues, came out against ColoradoCare/Amendment 69. With this decision, the organization abandoned the people of Colorado and joined forces with status quo establishment politicians and profit- driven private insurers who make it their business to deny care to those who need it most. ProgressNow abandoned legendary progressive voices like Noam Chomsky, who endorsed ColoradoCare in July, and joined forces with corporate insurance lobbyists and Big Pharma, who are spending millions of dollars to spread fear and lies about universal health care.


Jennifer KernsJennifer KernsApril 6, 20165min302

Just as Coloradans became accustomed to the idea of the Affordable Healthcare Act, along came a ballot measure to replace the state's health care exchange with a health care model similar to Canada's universal system. Amendment 69 is a ballot initiative that promises to deliver on big goals of health coverage for all at a hefty price tag of $25 billion. ColoradoCare would guarantee health care coverage to every Coloradan through a Medicare-style system in which proponents say Coloradans would get to choose their own providers, with smaller co-payments and zero deductibles. Proponents suggest it would solve a multitude of problems by replacing the state's existing health care exchange which has suffered problems including cost overruns, lack of coverage, and website outages. While it sounds like a dream to some, those who would foot the bill suggest the idea is nothing short of a nightmare.