The issue of single-payer health care will hit home for Colorado and California voters this November, as ballot initiatives test the health care reform waters. (Photo: iStock)

Polls show Democrats may be on the verge of voting against Amendment 69, a ballot measure that could set up a universal, government-run health coverage system in Colorado.

If Democrats in the state join Republicans in opposing Amendment 69, that could weaken efforts by Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, and his supporters to move the national party further to the left on health finance issues and other issues.

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