The notion has been gaining traction across the country — maybe not with politicians, but with the general public. In Colorado, the idea of universal health care may become a reality if voters in November like the idea. 

According to The New York Times, the creation of a public health system that would cover everyone in the state will cost around $38 billion per year, if the referendum succeeds, and would boldly go where Obamacare does not. No deductibles, no networks, and no insurance companies: the measure would be paid for by a 10 percent tax increase on payrolls and incomes. 

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