I've attended several recent industry conferences here in Colorado. And as you might expect if you've been following the news, one topic dominated the conversation: universal health care.

The November ballot in the Centennial state will include an initiated constitutional amendment known as Amendment 69, which, if passed, will create a health care payment system that would partly finance health care for Colorado residents through a $25 billion increase in state taxes. 

According to the ColoradoCare website, the program would "cover all residents and cost less than the current system." Some of the projected benefits listed on the site include ambulatory patient series, hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health services, emergency and urgent care, and preventive and wellness services.

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and BenefitsPRO.com. He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.