Denver, CO – Congressman Polis was on the Western Slope last weekend talking to friendly audiences about his government-run health care program, but he will not be at Club 20 this weekend to defend his radical plan to voters on the Western Slope.
“Single-payer health care will hurt Coloradans on the Western Slope who already face some of the highest health care costs in the country,” said Walker. “Congressman Polis’ government-run, one-size-fits-all health care system will lead to higher costs and less choices. This is not a sensible solution for rural Colorado.”
Background on Western Slope Health Care Costs:
Just two years ago, Coloradans overwhelmingly rejected single-payer health care because it would have led to $25 billion in new taxes and hurt hardworking Coloradans, particularly in rural Colorado.
Diane Schwenke, president and CEO of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, explained how single-payer “would harm rural regions…because it would tend to concentrate health care services in urban areas, forcing rural residents to travel to obtain services.”
- GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL: “Such a measure also would harm rural regions such as Club 20’s area, which includes most of the Western Slope and southern Colorado, because it would tend to concentrate health care services in urban areas, forcing rural residents to travel to obtain services, Schwenke said.” (Source: Gary Harmon, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Club 20 concensus: No to ColoradoCare, 4/2/16)
Last year, Obamacare premiums increased by over 33% for “14 largely Western Slope counties that already have some of the highest individual insurance rates in the country.”FacebookTwitterGoogle +