This Thursday, Nov. 3, Boulder Campus Staff Council and CU Student Government will host a town hall debate on Amendment 69, also known as ColoradoCare. The debate will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Abrams Lounge in the Center for Community (C4C). Ron Vejrostek, a spokesperson for ColoradoCare, and Michael Cooke, campaign manager for Coloradans for Coloradans (a group opposed to Amendment 69), will debate the amendment and its impact on Colorado residents. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Amendment 69 is a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment that would establish a new political subdivision of the state called “ColoradoCare” that would provide universal healthcare coverage and finance healthcare services for Colorado residents. Amendment 69 would not prevent people from purchasing private health insurance. To fund ColoradoCare, a 10 percent payroll tax would be implemented, with employers paying 6.67 percent and employees paying 3.33 percent.
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About Boulder Campus Staff Council
Boulder Campus Staff Council represents, informs and educates University of Colorado Boulder staff employees by serving as a liaison between employees and campus, university system and state administration. The council recommends proposals to the administration that are designed to improve morale and advocate for the rights of staff employees. The council is comprised of elected and appointed representatives from among staff employees. Campus-wide elections are held each year in late-spring. Visit colorado.edu/staffcouncil for more information.
About University of Colorado Student Government
The University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) is the student body government for the University of Colorado Boulder. CUSG creates, implements and oversees a $24 million budget generated by student fees and self-generated revenue for the operation of CUSG cost centers. CUSG also serves as the liaison between the student body and University Administration. Three branches - an executive, a legislative and a judicial branch - are governed by a student-adopted constitution. Visit colorado.edu/cusg for more information.