ColoradoCare Questions

An Amendment to upgrade the state of Colorado to universal health care is a pretty big deal.

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  • commented 2016-09-29 14:34:15 -0600
    The Colorado exemption for pensions, annuities, etc. applies to the first $20,000.

    Federal taxable income is used to calculate Colorado taxes owed. Is the same true for Coloradocare? My taxable income used to calculate Colorado taxes owed less the $20,000 exemption should determine the Colorado income used to calculate what is paid for Coloradocare? Example $32,000 total income less standard deductions and exemptions(Federal) of $20,000 = $12,000. Is it then true my amount owed on Coloradocare would be $0.00, since the $20,000 pension exemption would reduce my effective income to 0.00. Please respond.
  • commented 2016-09-26 16:28:36 -0600
    If we live in Colorado but our income is derived from out of state rentals, does this affect our Colorado Care 10% tax?
  • commented 2016-09-26 11:38:15 -0600
    Does Colorado care reply to me I’m 68 years old and on Medicare I make about $70,000 on investment income not wages
  • commented 2016-09-22 17:48:02 -0600
    My employer is based out of Illinois, but I’m a resident of Colorado and I work remotely. Would my employer be subject to the payroll tax increase? Or would I have to pay the entire 10%?
  • commented 2016-09-22 11:43:25 -0600
    I am hearing that this would tax retirement income
  • commented 2016-09-21 09:59:41 -0600
    I’m on Medicare. If ColoradoCare is enacted, would I be subject to the 10% payroll/non-payroll tax to support it? If so, why should I be forced, on a fixed income, to pay for something that I will get no benefit from?
  • commented 2016-09-21 08:39:43 -0600
    Will working for an out-of-state employer have any effect on how I am covered by the Universal Health Care with Amendment 69?
  • commented 2016-09-19 22:23:01 -0600
    What would my health care coverage be if I am traveling? i.e. to Arizona, or possibly Europe?
  • commented 2016-09-16 10:04:15 -0600
    How will medical coverage be if you need it traveling out of state?
  • commented 2016-09-15 10:35:44 -0600
    Will retiree pensions ( federal government and military specifically)

    above the $24,000 be taxed even though we already pay for Medicare and supplemental insurance? If so is it at the 10% rate?
  • commented 2016-09-14 20:27:01 -0600
    I am a 20 year old full time student who grew up Colorado, but I’m attending college in another state. I’m currently on my parent’s healthcare policy (they work in Colorado.) If Amendment 69 is passed, would I be able to remain on my family’s healthcare plan?
  • commented 2016-09-13 19:40:27 -0600
    Let’s say I dislocated my shoulder, (this happens frequently) what do I do? Can I go anywhere? Is there a co-pay? Will I get charged for x-rays? Will I get charged for the doctor to pop it back in place? What about prescription medication? Also how will preventative care work? Will this take care of dental and vision?
  • commented 2016-09-12 19:52:43 -0600
    My husband and I have insurance through his out of state employer. Would we end up paying for both ColoradoCare AND the employer managed insurance?
  • commented 2016-09-11 22:03:32 -0600
    According to the amendment, the board of ColoradoCare will be allowed to receive “gifts” from pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Isn’t this a huge conflict of interest and corruption at it’s core.
  • commented 2016-09-07 21:32:31 -0600
    What kind of wellness and prevention services will be included (health coaching, incentives for health behavior change)?
  • commented 2016-09-07 21:29:58 -0600
    Who/what will administer the plan (benefits, claims, appeals)?
  • commented 2016-09-07 21:28:19 -0600
    What will determine if a current provider will be in network?
  • commented 2016-09-06 18:34:35 -0600
    I am on Medicare, I collect social security and still work full time. Will I still have to pay the medicare premium? Will I also have to pay the increased state tax?
  • commented 2016-09-04 10:14:47 -0600
    How does this plan work for Federal Employees and retired Federal Employees who already may have better health care than ColoradoCare can offer? The Federal would seem to take precedence, but it would still be an additional 10% tax on the retirees?
  • commented 2016-08-30 13:14:48 -0600
    Are Medicare-eligible military retirees exempt from Colorado State income tax increases associated with ColoradoCare?
  • commented 2016-08-30 12:55:47 -0600
    I and my wife are in our 70’s. I am a retired gov. employee with good insurance and medicare coverage. Will I have to pay into CoCare? What are my options?
  • commented 2016-08-30 10:08:23 -0600
    If I on Medicare a and b and Kaiser with Senior advangtage plan paying zero dollars for Core plan self, will I have to pay the 3.3% tax from my Federal Pension salary?
  • commented 2016-08-28 11:13:21 -0600
    Do I pay the tax on profit from my small business that is not taken as income?
  • commented 2016-08-28 11:11:33 -0600
    My current insurance is good anywhere in the US. Will this plan have the same benefits or will need travel insurance when I leave Colorado?
  • commented 2016-08-28 11:09:19 -0600
    I have an employee that is on Medicare and has his supplemental being paid by the US Postal Office as a retiree, does he as an employee and me as an employeer still pay the withholding of 10% ? If so, it does not seem fair to either one of us.
  • commented 2016-08-26 16:24:39 -0600
    1) If I’m travelling out of state or out of country and get sick, will I still be covered?

    2) Do you expect employers to lower wages to handle their portion of the income tax?

    3) What about employees of Colorado companies who don’t live in state?

    4) If there is a funds surplus at the end of the year? Will that money get returned to tax payers or used in the state general fund or kept in a lock-box for a rainy day?

    5) If there is a funds deficit at the end of the year, how will the state pay for it? Will money be pulled from the state general fund?

    6) Would capital gains be taxed? What about rich or retired people who have no income but lots of capital gains?

    7) Do you need volunteers to help design or manage the website? The blank FAQ is less helpful than no FAQ at all.
  • commented 2016-08-24 11:01:47 -0600
    I am 76 on Medicare and Supplemental Plan F. All my income is passive. Even though I am paying for Medicare, would I still be taxwd 10% on my ‘Passive Income’?
  • commented 2016-08-19 03:05:36 -0600
    How does this bill affects seniors already on Medicare part B?
  • commented 2016-08-12 16:44:19 -0600
    I am retired Army and get a pension? I live in Colorado and have health insurance through tricare. Can I opt out of Colorado care? If I cannot opt out, does tricare become supplemental? What percentage of my retirement do I pay for this?
  • commented 2016-08-12 15:36:48 -0600
    how would coloradocare affect those on Medicare programs?