Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the right of all persons to health care choice, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the state independently or at the instance of the United States from adopting or enforcing any statute, regulation, resolution, or policy that requires a person to participate in a public or private health insurance or coverage plan or that denies, restricts, or penalizes the right or ability of a person to make or receive direct payments for lawful health care services; and exempting from the effects of the amendment emergency medical treatment required to be provided by hospitals, health facilities, and health care providers or health benefits provided under workers' compensation or similar insurance? [emphasis added]Note the highlighted phrase. The authors are asserting the right to health care choice. I'm quite confident these very same people were denying that there was even a right to health care less than a year ago. Funny how things change.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The following is the text of Colorado's amendment 63, which is on the November ballot: