ColoradoCare Questions

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

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  • commented 2016-10-24 16:42:49 -0600
    The Affordable Care Act of 2010 banned sex discrimination in health care settings that have a connection to federal funds. Will transgender related care be covered under Colorado Care, including Sex Reassignment Surgery? Will providers have to reside instate?
  • commented 2016-10-24 14:47:34 -0600
    Will Amendment 69 eliminate Workman’s Compensation Requirements for employers completely?
  • commented 2016-10-22 20:00:29 -0600
    How would ColoradoCare impact current and retired federal employees covered by Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)?
  • commented 2016-10-22 13:59:51 -0600
  • commented 2016-10-22 12:31:52 -0600
    How much would ColoradoCare cost me and for what coverage?
  • commented 2016-10-22 07:56:59 -0600
    What happens if I am out of state?

    Am I still covered?
  • followed this page 2016-10-21 02:15:32 -0600
  • commented 2016-10-21 02:14:11 -0600
    Will retired military be exempt from this tax? Part of the military retiree benefits is access to health care at reduced prices. And some disabled vets actually are given free medical. If there is no exemption for retired military then this would basically void this out. Plus, I have to wonder if it might even exclude some retirees from getting some of those benefits back if they ever left the state. If that is the case then many of these retirees would be forced to either give up those benefits for life or continue to pay for them AND this ColoradoCare.
  • commented 2016-10-20 12:42:18 -0600
    Seems like everyone has questions about retirement income taxes. I don’t see any answers posted. Why not? You’re missing a good PR opportunity. Unless you don’t have good answers.
  • commented 2016-10-19 21:45:21 -0600
    We’re seniors I seriously want to know what our tax burden will be given need to pay Medicare

    Income includes 1 pera pension and a lifetime of hard earned ira’s that haven’t been taxed by the Feds and in no way make 10% a year. Feels a bit altruistic to me having given my life to a community health center as a NP.
  • commented 2016-10-19 21:44:46 -0600
    We’re seniors I seriously want to know what our tax burden will be given need to pay Medicare

    Income includes 1 pera pension and a lifetime of hard earned ira’s that haven’t been taxed by the Feds and in no way make 10% a year. Feels a bit altruistic to me having given my life to a community health center as a NP.
  • commented 2016-10-19 16:47:44 -0600
    Will amendment 69 cover vision and dental
  • commented 2016-10-19 09:37:41 -0600
    Do I understand correctly that, as a senior living on a pension and Social Security I will have to pay 10% of my income (less the State exemption for those over 65) in taxes to fund Colorado Cares and still have to pay my Medicare premiums?
  • commented 2016-10-15 22:34:46 -0600
    1. What will retired people pay into the system?

    2. Will Colorado department of human services be involved in administration and record keeping?
  • commented 2016-10-14 11:22:04 -0600
    I am a Federal retiree, and I have Medicare A and B as well as Blue Cross. I am very happy with my health insurance. It is excellent. The Federal Government has been administering these plans for decades, and they do an excellent job. They know what they are doing. I don’t think you can take away Medicare, but what about my Blue Cross plan that I was allowed to carry into retirement. I worked hard for that benefit for 25 years, and I will fight to keep it.
  • commented 2016-10-13 21:24:33 -0600
    If our employer provides us with insurance, does Coloradocare act as a secondary insurance? How does that work ?
  • commented 2016-10-12 09:57:33 -0600
    There are a lot of current and retired federal employees (including military) in Colorado. I see from the questions below that I am not the first to ask about the impact of this proposal on us. But I do not see any answer. What is your response to this concern? Is it published anywhere? It certainly should be, as there are a lot of us who are concerned about the impact of this program on us. Thank you.
  • commented 2016-10-12 07:58:38 -0600
    I have another question about colorado care. I am a retired federal employee. I am satisfied with my medical insurance under the federal government. The problem is that as a retiree, if I cancel the insurance, I am no longer eligible to get it. However, if I retain the federal govt employee insurance, I have to pay into both colorado care and my current insurance. How will this be handled?
  • commented 2016-10-11 22:22:14 -0600
    Will Colorado residents, who are active duty military and receive their medical care at military treatment facilities, be subject to the ColoradoCare tax?
  • commented 2016-10-11 22:13:24 -0600
    I am retired military. I have Medicare for which I pay Monthly premium of $230 a month for my wife and me. I also have Tricare for Life as my supplement which I earned through my Military service. Why should I pay additionally for ColoradoCare, a service that I will not benefit from?
  • commented 2016-10-07 20:52:57 -0600
    my husband served in viet nam war and iraq war. we are 69 and 67 what happenes to our medicare and tricare for life on ammendment 69 We get TAKEN DOUBLE TAXES OR WHAT?
  • commented 2016-10-04 12:06:35 -0600
    Co amendment 69 pays for supplement under medicare at what rate
  • commented 2016-10-03 16:01:27 -0600
    Please provide detailed information about how one opts out of ColoradoCare, because I already am covered by satisfactory health insurance and see no reason why my tax burden should be more than tripled for no reason. Under the Affordable Health Care Act, I am not required to sign up for coverage because I already have it. All of my income is non-payroll, because I am retired. There should be a cap on the amount of non-payroll income subject to the tax that results in one paying no more than $1050, which is the effective transition cap of 0.3% of $350,000.
  • commented 2016-10-01 09:50:49 -0600
    Will coloradocare pay for long term care, like assisted living, memory care, home care? Or will people still have financial ruin because they have to pay for that?
  • 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?