Initiative #12 FAQ
Colorado Initiative #12 will complement the federal Affordable Care Act. It will reduce the cost of health care and include everyone in Colorado.
The Affordable Care Act anticipates that individual states will be innovative in solving the unresolved issues that remain under the federal act and it provides that states may develop alternative systems that expand care and reduce costs.
Funding for the health care system will be provided through individual premiums that will be scaled to income and will not exceed 9% of adjusted gross income. Premiums will be collected by the Colorado Department of Revenue. This means that premium cost will be keyed to ability to pay.
Coloradans will be able to select their own doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.