October 20, 2016
Following are links to documents, for your convenience.
Each document is “word searchable” and can be printed.
Here is the actual wording of all 12 pages of Amendment 69.
On p. 9 of Amendment 69 it exempts ColoradoCare from The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
[The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) text from CO Constitution]
0129_Analysis of Amendment 69_by Senator Kevin Lundberg_trifold
[Eight things I try to consider when deciding how to vote.]
[The 2016 Blue Book--Amendment 69 info on pp. 9-26]
[2016 General Election TABOR notices online or on my site]
[The Bill of Rights in the Colorado Constitution.]
[The US Constitution Bill of Rights & Later Amendments]
All previous blog posts that have been published on this website about Amendment 69, are linked at the end of this post – or “search” for “Amendment 69” in the Table of Contents to this website.
DR. JILL VECCHIO HAS AMENTMENT 69 VIDEOS
I encourage you to look at Dr. Jill Vecchio’s videos explaining dangers of Amendment 69.
Amendment 69 (Single-payer healthcare) is a disastrous centralized-government approach, stripping all citizens of any freedom of choice, and freedom of association. It compels all of us to finance things against our will and against our conscience. It it totally opposite of the freedoms we enjoy in the United States. It will destroy the quality of our health care — destroy the livelihood of our great doctors and other medical care providers — steal from us our hard-earned money — and will cost lives.
THERE WILL BE A MASS EXODUS OF PEOPLE FROM COLORADO —
AND A MASS INFLUX OF PEOPLE WANTING “FREE STUFF”
Doctors are preparing to leave the state. Many people on fixed incomes will be forced out of their homes because of the increase in taxes. If people are are able to move out of Colorado, many will. Non-citizens and those wanting “free healthcare” will be rushing into Colorado. Many will not contribute financially to fund ColoradoCare.
We will lose more control over our own health care decisions. We will find our personal finances shrinking.
Please go to links on this site about Amendment 69. See links at end of this post.
Below are some recent notes on Amendment 69 given to me
by Ron Sandstrom (our county assessor).
AMENDMENT 69 – ARTICLE XXX
NOTE: ColoradoCare will not be subject to TABOR.
Section 10, Exemption: ColoradoCare and this article are exempt from Section 20 Article 10 of the Colorado Constitution — [my note: Section 20 Article 10 of the Colorado Constitution is TABOR (the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights). Among other things, that means ColoradoCare will not be limited by any cap or any control over potential tax increases!]
1. What is ColoradoCare?
— A health care system owned by “members” at least 18 year old and a “resident” of Colorado for one continuous year [my note: It does not require citizenship of the United States.]
— Run by a 21 member elected Board of Trustees
— It is a political subdivision of the state, but not an agency of the state. It is not subject to control by any state agency and is not subject to legislative oversight.
2. Who Benefits?
— Free healthcare for all
— Tricare (military)
— Other federal programs
Also includes: non-citizens
- Expensive $25,000,000,000
- total government spending in Colorado increased by approximately $1.7 billion—from $31.3 billion in fiscal year 2014 to an estimated $33.0 billion in 2015.
- Will cost jobs
- May affect access to, and quality of care
- Accountability & oversight?
- Eliminates private health insurance and workers’ compensation
- Creates government health care systems in Colorado
- Replaces ACA (Obamacare)
4. Who Pays for Amendment 69 (initially)
— Section 2: Anyone who receives a W-2, or files a federal income tax return (1040)
— Payroll tax 10% divided 2/3rds paid by employer; 1/3rd paid by
— Form 1040: 10% of each of the following:
— Line 8 Interest
— Line 9 Ordinary dividends
— Line 10 Taxable state income tax refunds
— Line 12 Business income Schedule C
— Line 13 Capital gains
— Line 14 Other gains
— Line 15 IRA distributions
— Line 16 Pensions and annuities
— Line 17 Rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, s corps, trusts, Schedule E
— Line 18 Farm income
— Line 20 Social Security benefits
— Line 21 Other income (gambling)
— Does not include income which is not subject to Colorado income taxes
Live links to more about Amendment 69
that is in other blog posts on this website: