ColoradoCare Questions

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

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  • John Norman
    commented 2016-09-22 11:43:25 -0600
    I am hearing that this would tax retirement income
  • Edouard Dawson
    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?
  • Matthew Vermeern
    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?
  • Anonymous
    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?
  • Joe Mozgai
    commented 2016-09-16 10:04:15 -0600
    How will medical coverage be if you need it traveling out of state?
  • Anita cohen
    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?
  • Jeff R
    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?
  • Alicia Poste
    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?
  • Yvonna Graham
    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?
  • HellNo Amendsixnine
    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.
  • Paul Deger
    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)?
  • Paul Deger
    commented 2016-09-07 21:29:58 -0600
    Who/what will administer the plan (benefits, claims, appeals)?
  • Paul Deger
    commented 2016-09-07 21:28:19 -0600
    What will determine if a current provider will be in network?
  • Ted Paske
    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?
  • Mary Chambers
    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?
  • William Crawford
    commented 2016-08-30 13:14:48 -0600
    Are Medicare-eligible military retirees exempt from Colorado State income tax increases associated with ColoradoCare?
  • Allan Green
    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?
  • Angelo Kournianos
    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?
  • John Rullo
    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?
  • John Rullo
    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?
  • John Rullo
    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.
  • Nik White
    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.
  • Tom Holcomb
    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’?
  • Viva Steffans
    commented 2016-08-19 03:05:36 -0600
    How does this bill affects seniors already on Medicare part B?
  • Joseph Miller
    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?
  • pam ernst
    commented 2016-08-12 15:36:48 -0600
    how would coloradocare affect those on Medicare programs?
  • Jo Etta Hill
    followed this page 2016-08-08 14:12:18 -0600
  • Jo Etta Hill
    commented 2016-08-08 14:10:31 -0600
    Exactly what are the provisions for out of state care? Non emergency care. Medicare with a medigap policy provides full coverage anywhere in this nation with little or no out of pocket costs. ColoradoCare, I think, would be a major step backward from that kind of coverage.
  • Suzanne kaller
    commented 2016-08-08 12:52:06 -0600
    Will health care providers be limited to Colorado providers. Suppose a person wants to go to the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, etc.
  • Sj Battrick
    commented 2016-08-08 11:29:21 -0600
    What income tax rate will individuals who work for out-of-state employers, or out-of-country employers, pay? I’m talking individuals who work remotely for an out-of-state employer, or commute out-of-state, or out-of-country for work purposes, but reside in Colorado and pay Colorado income tax for the full year.

    Will they pay the additional 3.33% on their payroll income, like all other regular CO employees? Or will they be responsible for paying the full 10%, including the portion typically paid for by CO employers?