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    Bernie Sanders "YES on 69" Rally

    Bernie Sanders to Host "YES on 69" Rally in Boulder Monday
    Former Presidential Candidate Stumps for ColoradoCare as Ballots Drop

    DENVER -- The ColoradoCareYES campaign is thrilled to announce one of the most anticipated events of the season in the run-up to Election Day.  Senator Bernie Sanders will host a rally in support of ColoradoCare, Amendment 69 on the November ballot, this Monday, October 17th in  Boulder.   The former presidential candidate has aggressively supported Amendment 69, and his Colorado appearance should give a powerful boost to ColoradoCare's profile as voters begin marking their ballots. 


    Bernie Sanders "YES on 69" rally for ColoradoCare, Amendment 69


    Monday, October 17
    Doors open at 4:00 p.m., program begins at 5:00 p.m.


    Farrand Field
    CU-Boulder Main Campus, near the University Memorial Center (UMC)
    Boulder, Colorado  80309 


    Members of the media wishing to attend the event should RSVP with affiliation, phone number, and camera needs (if any) to Press@ColoradoCare.org by Noon on Monday, October 17. 

    "There is an important ballot initiative in Colorado which calls for a [Medicare-for-all] health care system," Sanders said. "It is absurd, it is beyond belief, that here in America we remain the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people. If that proposal can win in Colorado, I believe that idea will spread around the country."

    Sanders has encouraged the effort to bring a "Medicare-for-all" health care system to Colorado since even before it made the ballot.  He has spoken about it on multiple occasions,  before and after winning the Colorado caucus by 19 points.  Sanders' appearance adds momentum to a growing grassroots campaign that has attracted support in every corner of Colorado while gaining national and international attention.  It is, arguably, the most talked about issue on the ballot in Colorado this year, and it echoes a central Medicare-for-all plank in the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign platform.

    "This is the event Sanders supporters and ColoradoCare supporters have been waiting for," said Owen Perkins, Director of Communications for ColoradoCareYES. "No one has done more to elevate the idea of Medicare for all in the United States in recent years, and by bringing the notion of universal health care into stadiums, auditoriums, town halls, and living rooms throughout the country, Senator Sanders has helped create the ideal environment for passing ColoradoCare. He mobilized hundreds of thousands of Coloradans to become politically active, and we can't wait to have Bernie back in Boulder to make history together by enacting a central plank in his presidential platform and a founding feature in the ongoing revolution he has inspired."

    ColoradoCare will save the average Coloradan thousands of dollars, and a collective $4.5 billion in savings in health care costs each year. ColoradoCare will provide comprehensive health care to every Coloradan, picking up hundreds of thousands of residents who are currently uninsured. Funding for the program will primarily come through a 3.33% payroll deduction for employees and 6.67% for employers, eliminating the need for premiums and deductibles.

    For more information, please visit www.ColoradoCare.org.

    October 17, 2016 at 4pm
    Farrand Field, CU Boulder campus
    Wardenburg Dr & Baker Dr
    Boulder, CO 80305
    United States
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    "Now Is The Time" Film Tour

    NT_web.jpgAward-winning filmmakers, Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, who brought us The Healthcare Movie, are premiering their brand new documentary film in Colorado -- Now is the Time.

    This premiere tour, sponsored by Heath Care for All Colorado, ColoradoCare Yes, Together Colorado, and Nurses for ColoradoCare, is free and open to the public. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

    The filmmakers will be present and answering audience questions following the film.


    The United States pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls show that 58% of Americans favor a national publicly funded healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed — or even considered — such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.


    Daily showings over a two-week period will make sure that there is a showing near you. Please see below for the latest updates on locations, dates, and times. CLICK ON THE CITY NAME FOR FURTHER EVENT DETAILS ON EACH SHOWING.

    Date City Location Time
    Tuesday, 9/27/16 Pueblo, CO Rawlings Library 6:30 pm
    Wednesday, 9/28/16 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Library 21C 7 pm
    Thursday, 9/29/16 Denver, CO Kirk of the Bonnie Brae Church 7 pm
    Friday, 9/30/16 Littleton, CO SouthPark II HOA Clubhouse 7 pm
    Saturday, 10/1/16 Boulder, CO City Club 10 am
    Saturday, 10/1/16 Northglenn, CO Northglenn Recreation Center 5 pm
    Sunday, 10/2/16 Fort Collins, CO Plymouth Congregational Church 4 pm
    Monday, 10/3/16 Fort Collins, CO Harmony Library 2 pm
    Tuesday, 10/4/16 Durango, CO Fort Lewis College 6 pm
    Wednesday, 10/5/16 Grand Junction, CO Mesa County Central Library 5:45 pm
    Thursday, 10/6/16 Frisco, CO Summit County Community Center 6:30 pm
    Friday, 10/7/16 Gunnison, CO Western State Colorado University,
    University Center North Ballroom
    6:30 pm
    Saturday, 10/8/16 Greeley, CO Greeley Unitarian Universalist Church 4 pm

    Check back here for updates and links to venue information.

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    "Coloradans for Coloradans" Funding Neither For Nor By Coloradans

    Opposition Group 99% Bankrolled by Big Money from Corporations, Insurance Industry

    Denver, CO - The first campaign finance reports of the election year drew a stark contrast between the "people over profits" campaign in support of ColoradoCare, Amendment 69, and the corporate insurance industry interests that are lining up to defeat it. 

    If contributions equated to votes, Amendment 69 would pass with 98.64% of the vote, based on the campaign finance reporting of ColoradoCareYES and the opposition group Coloradans for Coloradans.  Of the 1,108 contributions both campaigns received from registered voters in Colorado, 1,093 of them were in support of ColoradoCareYES as opposed to 15 for the opposition.

    "Unfortunately for the inaptly named Coloradans for Coloradans, their fundraising reflects the character of the corporate insurance industry whose grip on health care they are trying to defend," said Owen Perkins, Director of Communications for ColoradoCare.  "To preserve a status quo that puts profits first and prioritizes eight-figure CEO salaries over the well-being of patients, Coloradans for Coloradans collected 99.85% of their funds from corporations." 

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    Broncos Super Bowl Win Costs Several Elated Fans Thousands of Dollars Each

    super-bowl-babies_800.pngIf you watched the Super Bowl yesterday, or at least the commercials, you probably noticed an interesting NFL Commercial that makes the claim that nine months after a victory, the winning city experiences a baby boom. This is apparently due to elated fans taking their joy to the bedroom after the game.

    Assuming this to be true, and understanding that most healthy people of childbearing age are covered by for-profit health insurance with deductibles, then it is no stretch to realize that a lot of Colorado couples will be bumping into their high deductibles come delivery time around the beginning of November. Deductibles of thousands of dollars must be met before insurers will cover any medical claims. Even higher out-of-pocket maximums could mean medical bills as high as $13,700 just for having a baby.

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    HCAC Supports ColoradoCare Amendment 69

    snglpyr.pngFollowing a unanimous vote of the Health Care for All Colorado (HCAC) Board of Directors this week, HCAC is officially supporting Colorado Amendment 69 – the ColoradoCare state health care financing system.

    Health Care for All Colorado continues to work and strive for a publicly-funded universal health care system, and is excited about the prospect of a fundamental shift in how health care is financed in Colorado that would move us significantly in this positive direction. Many activists and supporters of HCAC worked long hours with the ColoradoCareYES campaign to deliver 109,131 valid signatures to the Secretary of State, officially securing a spot on the November 2016 election ballot. With less than a year to go, this will be a long and intense fight and we need your support.

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    ColoradoCare Campaign Turns In Over 150K Signatures

    Well, by now you've no doubt heard the ColoradoCare folks were successful in their signature gathering for Initiative #20.  That is an amazing accomplishment, and we offer our congratulations to the team of people who made that happen.  And we know many HCAC members worked hard to secure signatures for Initiative #20.   We honor that effort, and we honor the contributions of time and money it took to get there.  Kudos to all.

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    The Naked Truth (commercial)

    It's the last day of summer. Days are going to get shorter and temps will start to fall, but something is still rising: deductibles, copays, and health insurance premiums.

    Help us advocate so that nobody is left 'out in the cold!' To become a financial supporter, please click here.

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    Medicare 50th Anniversary Flash Mob

    Save the Date!

    On July 30, 2015, HCAC will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare in Flash Mob style!

    In DenverFort Collins and Pueblo -- Come on and join the celebration!


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    April 2015 News

    Health Care for All Colorado - NEWS – April 2015 


    1. A message from Donna Smith, Executive Director, HCAC/HCACF.
    2. HCAC Denver Chapter Meeting – presentation by CHCC (Sen. Irene Aguilar)
    3. Colorado Cost Commission meetings
    4. Colorado legislature bills
    5. HCAC Annual Meeting
    6. HCACF Education Meeting/Fund Raiser – May 2015 – CANCELLED
    7. Medicare 50th Anniversary celebration – July 30, 2015   . 
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    SB 15-197

    After Hearing Testimony From HCAC Leader, CO Senate Bill 15-197 Passes Out of Committee

    HCAC has taken the position to support SB 15-197, a bill that reduces the number of hours required for Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) oversight from 3600 to 1000 hours, an amount that is still higher than the requirement in most states.  Although years of research and the most recent Institute of Medicine Study conclude that APRNs provide safe, high quality access to care at a lower cost, this bill faces strong opposition from physician groups.  

    On March 12,  Judith Burke, HCAC secretary, provided the following testimony to  Senate Health & Human Services Committee on behalf of HCAC. 

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