The government announced Monday that premiums for mid-level health plans under the Affordable Care Act will rise by an average of 25 percent next year. That is a rise that is unacceptable for some in Colorado, who are advocating for the approval of Amendment 69, a ballot measure which would make it the first state with universal health care, called ColoradoCare.
In the first part of this story, John Daley of Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio reports on how ColoradoCare would work.
In the second part, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson hears two opposing views: one from Kelly Brough, president of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, who is voting against, and another from Jeanne Nicholson, a former state senator, who is voting in favor of Amendment 69.
This segment aired on October 25, 2016.