Category Archives: Amendment 69_2016

0148_Amendment 69 is a fundamental transformation move_Colorado Care would make Colorado unrecognizable_eliminates our TABOR protections from government– Notes from County Assessor explaining ColoradoCare_links to many Amendment 69 posts_Donna Jack is voting NO

Donna Jack
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.

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.


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).

NOTE:  ColoradoCare will not be subject to TABOR.
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0138_Part-One and New Part-Two video information ads, from Dr. Jill Vecchio M.D., about Amendment 69_vote NO on 69

Donna Jack
September 24, 2016

Part 1 of an informational video Jill Vecchio made about Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare – singlepayer healthcare) is linked in Blog 0131, and is below:

 Jill Vecchio sent out an email September 23, and writes:

Here is Part 2 of our informational video on Amendment 69/ ColoradoCare!

[Jill continues:]

In this video we discuss the Cost Estimates of ColoradoCare and how Costs will be controlled. Continue reading

0134_Bernnie Blesses Amendment 69 (Colorado Single-Payer Healthcare)–CO Treasurer Walker Stapleton email against it_Stapleton, Ritter and Hickenlooper agree it would be disastrous_link to resources

Donna Jack
September 11, 2016

Our Colorado State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton, has sent out an excellent letter and link that can be shared.  It is simple to read, and shows that the fight against Single-payer healthcare is something that goes beyond any party lines.  It is one more “Constitutional Amendment” that will devastate our budget, and funnel tax money away from necessary services to maintain the financial and physical health of people in Colorado.

Note:  children in schools will be told that Amendment 69 is a good things.  In general, federal/national curriculum teaches students to be socialists/collectivists.

See the end of this blog for links to other Blogs on this site about Amendment 69, or type in “Amendment 69” next to the spyglass at the top of this blog, and press “enter.”


Trouble viewing this email? Read it online

Bernie Blesses Amendment 69
on behalf of Walker Stapleton <>
Mon 8/29, 3:18 PM


Colorado common sense has always served our great state well, and a bipartisan lineup of Democrats and Republicans are standing on the side of common sense this fall and against the single-payer health care initiative known as Amendment 69. Continue reading

0132_Frank Francone – some real dangers of Amendment 69 – August 31, 2016 – list of resources about Amendment 69

Donna Jack
September 2, 2016

Below is an email from Frank Francone, talking about some of the real dangers of Amendment 69.  I have added titles and section divisions for easier reading.

After his email are resources to help study and understand Amendment 69.  I hope to have a separate blog with Amendment 69 resources.


From: Frank Francone <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:12 PM
To: – – –
Subject: The Real Danger

Dear – – – ,

Nobody told me that monsters were real.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing hiding in the closet looking to eat children. . .

What could be such a monstrous threat to Colorado? Amendment 69, also called ColoradoCare.

ColoradoCare is a ballot initiative to implement mandatory single-payer healthcare – at a cost of OVER $38 BILLION.

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0131_Jill Vecchio’s most recent YouTube exposing Amendment 69_and Lundberg Amendment 69 trifold link

Donna Jack
September 2, 2016

Blog 0128_Dr. Jill Vecchio explaining in online video why to Vote NO on Amendment 69 — It will be on this November’s ballot.

Here is a link to the entire 12-page proposed Amendment 69 Initiative measure.  Become familiar with this document.  Check it against any explanation booklet you see.

Senator Kevin Lundberg put together an excellent analysis of Amendment 69, in the form of a tri-fold, that you can print out.

It is important that we work to keep Colorado from having Single-Payer Health Care.   we would be the first state to implement it – having one federally controlled healthcare plan across the country is the goal.  This would give the federal government the control to make all of our healthcare decisions for us — disastrous and dangerous.

Below is linked Jill Vecchio’s recent YouTube on the 2016 Amendment 69 produced by Healthcare Options that Work:

Also look at previous Blogs addressing Amendment 69, which is among many horrible initiatives and amendments that will be on your ballot in a few weeks.   Click on the spyglass at the top of this blog, type in “Amendment 69”  and press “enter.”  Or you can go to the bottom of this blog for a listing of resources on Amendment 69.

Frank Francone sent out this email August 31, 2016.  Note:  I have added titles and divided the email to make it easier to read.






not tax deductible.

0128_Dr. Jill Vecchio explaining in online video why to Vote NO on Amendment 69 — which will be on this November’s ballot

Donna Jack
August 25, 2016, updated 8:17 PM.

Here is a link to the entire 12-page proposed Amendment 69 Initiative measure.  Become familiar with this document.  Check it against any explanation booklet you see.

Below I have used most of the words that came in an email from Healthcare Options that Work, re-arranged some of the words, and pasted in the link with a picture:




Watch This Short Video

 And Learn From a Colorado Physician What “Coloradocare” Single-Payer Healthcare Means For You, Your Family, And Your State.


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0104_SJTP Discussion of proposed Constitutional Amendment and Proposed Ballot Initiatives_Stealing our money and liberty away from us_instructions how to use and search this website

Donna Jack
June 12, 2016

[Note:  Blog 0103 explains how to sign up to attend, to testify,
or to watch school board meetings from home,
live-streamed, or after the fact.]

The amendment and Initiatives that are
briefly discussed in this blog 0104, are listed below:

[You can hold down the “Ctrl”  “f” keys together, lift your hands from the keyboard, then type the number or name of the amendment, initiative or subject listed below, to find the very brief discussion of each item listed.  Hit “enter” until you find no more locations in this blog for what you are searching.]

Amendment 69
Initiatives 78 and 75
Jeffco School District Bond
Initiative 101
Initiative 117
A Mil Levy Override in Jefferson County
Bond Package
Tabor review

Today I got an email from Frank, a leader in the South Jeffco Tea Party.  In just a few sentences, he reported on the June 9th meeting they had.   You can read their brief summary of some of the things that will be on our November ballot.

One thing they didn’t mention at that meeting, but probably will at next month’s meeting, is a Mil Levy Override.  The Jeffco School Board will talk about and then take action on the Facilities Master Plan, the Bond, and the Mill Levy Override at this coming school board meeting Thursday (June 16).

Consider testifying before our school board on Thursday, June 16.  Let people know what our school board is planning to do.


Below is the email Frank sent out:

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0087_Good explanation of COPs (Certificates of Participation) _ Jeffco COPs–Whatcha gonna do when they come for you–by Joshua Sharf Jan 29, 2015

Donna Jack
April 4, 2016 [updated links 2016-06-06]

[Note:  This November (2016) there will be things on the ballot to restrict or eliminate the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (Tabor).  TABOR is Article X Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution. This blog shares one aspect of how Tabor is meant to protect the taxpayers.]

This afternoon someone asked me for information on COPs.  COPs are Certificates of Participation.  After a quick phone call to a friend, the article below showed up in my email.

The article was written by a fiscal policy analyst (Joshua Sharf) at the Independence Institute in Denver, Colorado.  The website for the Independence Institute is:

You will find Joshua’s article does a good job describing COPs, and how they affect other issues.  If this subject is brand new to you, or not real familiar to you, you may want to study it carefully.  Despite what some people will tell you, COPs are a big deal. Continue reading

0082_CO Rep. Everett spoke_Amendment 69_Mar. 15, 2016_handout_YouTube Pelosi “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy”

by Donna Jack
March 17, 2016

You can read proposed Amendment 69 (12 pages).


Representative Justin Everett spoke at a March 15th meeting of the MRWC

Colorado Representative Justin Everett talked about Amendment 69, which will be on the November ballot in Colorado.  Before he spoke, he handed out a one-page information sheet about Amendment 69 .  It specifically references several sections of proposed Amendment 69.   Rep. Everett answered a number of questions after his presentation.

His handout mentions several of the issues he spoke about at the meeting.

A future blog is planned to give details of Rep. Everett’s presentation.


Amendment 69 failed to be passed by the Legislature.

More than one attempt was made by Senator Irene Aguilar (democrat) in the Colorado Legislature, to put Amendment 69 on the ballot as a proposed Colorado Constitutional Amendment.  It repeatedly failed, because it was too radical even for the most liberal Democrats.  A petition drive was then heavily funded, and Senator Irene Aguilar continued in her efforts to have it passed in Colorado – getting it placed on the ballot to be voted on by Colorado voters this November.

The sad thing is that many people will not realize how it will negatively change life in Colorado for all of us.  It is up to informed citizens to spread the word to stop it.


 A man “camped out” at the county building gathering signatures.

Earlier in the year I made several trips in one week to the Jefferson County main office building.  Each time I had to pass by a man who had set up a table with an umbrella for shade.  He was standing right at the entrance to the county building, gathering signatures to put Amendment 69 on the ballot this November. Continue reading

0081_Public Schools in Colorado will not teach students the dangers of Amendment 69 (to be on Nov. 2016 ballot)

Donna Jack
March 12, 2016  – updated 3/13/16; 9/2/16

[Note:  A quotation from p. 9 of the attached complete wording for the proposed Colorado Amendment 69 to our state constitution:


Did you notice that Amendment 69 doesn’t tell you that “Section 20 of Article X of the Colorado Constitution is TABOR – the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — that protects Colorado’s citizens, voters and taxpayers from always hungry-for-more-money elected officials (and appointed officials) —  if unchecked, they grow government too quickly, taking more control (using our money to do it) — leaving us with less resources to have control of our own lives.]

Public schools in general, will not tell students and families about the consequences if Amendment 69 passes — elimination of control of personal health care, and uncontrolled increasing personal and business taxation.

Schools teach socialism.


March 15th Colorado Representative Justin Everett will talk about proposed
Colorado Constitutional Amendment 69 – Single-Payer Health Care.

At the Mountain Republican Women’s Club

From the flier announcing Justin’s presentation:
“Amendment 69 . . . . a government-run health care system that:

“Increases state income tax to 14.63% — highest in U.S.
“Restricts free-market pricing of medical services
“Eliminates private health insurance
“Creates Colorado Care Board whose members do not have to be U.S. Citizens
“Creates publicly-searchable personal healthcare database
“Takes roughly 1/3 of state budget out of the General Assembly’s control”

[Note from editor:  Amendment 69 exempts itself from Tabor – it has no limit on how high they can raise taxes in the future to pay for it.]

When:  Tuesday, March 15, 2016                Where:  Mt. Vernon Country Club
5:30 p.m. — Dinner (optional)                      It’s too late to make dinner reservations.
7:00 p.m. — Program                                        $3 for program only

Most doctors do not know about Amendment 69 –
nor does the public in general.

Most doctors will not hear about Amendment 69 unless someone gives them the information, because they are overwhelmed with the demands of their work.  If Amendment 69 passes, many doctors will have to move out of Colorado or find other employment.  The same goes for most people in Colorado who are fighting to survive financially because of all the burdens our government has already placed on them.   Unemployment will grow.

Colorado Public School students will not be told of the dangers of
Amendment 69 (U.S. public schools are taught Type #2 censored education)

This November, Constitutional Amendment 69 will be on our Colorado ballots across the state.

Our public school students, their parents and school district employees will not be told the truth about this amendment through school communications.  They will not learn about the loss of their freedoms, and other problems that will be created by the passage of Colorado Constitutional Amendment 69.

They will be told that Single-Payer health care will eliminate Obamacare, which is causing so much trouble; and that it will make healthcare in Colorado simple and free for everybody.

Why won’t the schools alert the public to what Amendment 69 really is?

Schools, school districts and school boards are strongly financially dependent on unions, federal government grants, federal loans, and federal dollars of all kinds.  The federal government attaches requirements to the money they “give away.”  Those requirements demand the teaching of collectivist Type #2 education, and the acceptance of government controlling everything.  The unions are in line with Type #2 education.  [Read a definition/comparison of Type #1 and Type #2 education.]

Our national Department of Education is exclusively Type #2 education, and pushes national censorship of any Type #1 education, instead teaching against our national sovereignty, in support of one-world government

Colorado Care (the Proposed Colorado Constitutional Amend 69)
will take away money from just about everyone.

Colorado Care (Amendment 69) will increase government control over every single person in this state – far beyond what people can imagine.  It will greatly diminish take-home pay, investments, and retirements of almost everyone in Colorado (this includes current and retired teachers). It will almost double our state budget.   The money will come from taxes and “fees” and Medicare and Social Security and other sources mentioned in Amendment 69.

Proposed Constitutional Amend 69 sets up its own private government,
outside our government.  It will not be accountable to citizens.

This Colorado constitutional amendment will set up a private government outside our government, that can be controlled by people who are not even citizens of this country.  It will take control of every aspect of  health care in our state.  Some people say it is Obamacare on steroids.   You have to read it to learn for yourself what it plans to do — so you can educate yourself, and help educate others to join in the efforts to stop it from becoming law.

Amendment 69 is 12 pages that are worth understanding.

Amendment 69 is 12 pages long.  It is not the easiest read, but it is worth the effort it takes to study it carefully.  You will then be able to identify lies you have heard or will be hearing about it; and you will be prepared to tell people what is really in the proposed Constitutional Amendment.

Those who support it have to make up imaginary reasons (lies) to convince you to vote for it — just like power-hungry people did during the recent November 2015 recall of three school board members in Jefferson County Colorado school district.  They lied on the petition to get it on the ballot, and lied on the ballot.

Those supporting Amendment 69 appear to be trying to repeat
the effective dishonest campaign that recalled 3 school board members
who were not controlled by the teachers’ unions.

People believed the lies in 2005 – we can’t afford to have that happen again this year, with  Amendment 69.  You can learn first-hand what it really is.

In a YouTube posted July 3, 2014, Kerrie Dallman, the then newly-elected president of the Colorado Education Association (CEA —  the Colorado teacher’s union),  describes how they were organizing in 2014 to get rid of the Jefferson County School Board members that the unions could not control.  Kerrie said they were getting trained organizers from 18 states to help in the recall.

Kerrie Dallman doesn’t like Tabor protecting us
from uncontrolled taxation.

Note also that Kerrie Dallman says our common problem in Colorado is under-funding — blaming it on Tabor (which requires citizens to approve or disapprove a raise in their taxes).  She would prefer if taxes could be raised without voter approval.  She says the lack of funding stops the legislature from taxing citizens to pay for big expensive education innovations.  [Boy!  am I thankful for that limit on the every-hungry-for-more-money schools.]

Tabor requires voter approval for tax increases and requires a return of surplus taxes.  Amendment 69 eliminates Tabor in connection with the proposed Colorado Single Payer Amendment 69.  Amendment 69 permits then to raise taxes with no limit!!

Amendment 69 exempts the new single-payer healthcare system from Tabor.

Amendment 69 would enable the board running ColoradoCare to raise our taxes (or fees) whenever they want to, and for the amount they choose to raise them.

Wording in Amendment 69 that gets rid of Tabor’s
(letting ColoradoCare to tax as they wish.

Page 9 of the attached copy of the text of proposed Colorado Constitutional Amendment 69 reads:



LINKS TO RESOURCES ABOUT proposed Constitutional Amendment 69

Text of Amendment 69

Wording of Tabor (The Tax-payer’s Bill of Rights)
(Amendment 69 plans to take Tabor out of our constitution):
1992-12-31_Colorado Revised Statutes–CRS_Text of The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights – TABOR

Wording in Amendment 69 to exempt
ColoradoCare and “this article” from Tabor.
Exemption–COLORADO CARE AND THIS ARTICLE FROM TABOR_Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

Past blogs and links about Amendment 69

Blog 0081_Public Schools are teaching students that Socialism is the preferred system of government_Amendment 69 in Colorado Part 1

Blog 0071_Examples of votes that gave away more freedom_More information about Amendment 69

Blog 0070_Obama for Single Payer_YouTube posted 2008_let people know about CO Amdnement 69 “single payer” “universal health care” disaster

Blog 0067_RockyMountain Heist_The Blueprint_ignorance of where socialism leads_Amendment 69 text