IT Director, Health Care for All Colorado

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Nathan Wilkes

Nathan Wilkes

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Living in Colorado since 1998 and raising three wonderful children. Got involved in national and state health care reform efforts after the birth of my son in 2003 opened my eyes to the horrors and atrocities of our current US (non-)health care syst

I and my family have always been covered by the best insurance possible, yet we have still been put through hell on a daily basis, facing one private insurance crisis after another and accumulating six-figure medical debt in the process. Despite playing by all the rules, the game is fixed and there is no way to win.

The current system is tragic, unnecessary, and irreparably broken -- and we pay a huge premium (in money, lives, and limitations on society & business) for the privilege of having one of the worst health financing and delivery systems in the world.

It's time to rethink a system based on American ideals of freedom, innovation, and cooperation -- and end the reign of the profiteering middleman in health care that adds absolutely no value and constantly gets in between the care that a patient and provider deem necessary and beneficial. We can create a universal Colorado health care system that offers better care to everyone at a lower cost (over $1.4 Billion per year) without making any sacrifices to the people of Colorado.

If you have a medical need, you should be able to get medical care without the threat of economic ruin.

With everyone in, everyone is covered, and everyone contributes fairly based on their ability to pay. No more need for welfare mechanisms or charity care.

With all providers in, there would be no more insurance-induced network limitations. You can see any doctor in Colorado, and the "free market" influence on competition is based on quality of care.

There are many more reasons why I support HCAC, and I will be blogging on these specific reasons from time to time.

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  • donated 2015-11-06 14:18:00 -0700

    fundraiser

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  • followed HCAC Annual Meeting Tickets 2013-05-29 22:06:14 -0600

    HCAC Annual Meeting Tickets

    Health Care for All Colorado is planning our BIGGEST and BEST Annual Meeting yet, with everybody excited about the Colorado vote on Amendment 69 in November!

    We need everyone to help us push Amendment 69 over the goal line, and we have a lot of opportunities for people to get involved in the coalition at every level. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • endorsed 2013-05-04 16:42:43 -0600

    Endorse "Health Care as a Human Right" Ballot Initiative

    A citizens' initiative is underway in Colorado that would make access to health care a right of all residents. Please show your support by endorsing this initiative!

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  • endorsed 2013-02-24 19:42:33 -0700

    Endorse Our Basic Principles

    The American health care system, while offering good care to those that can afford it, is fundamentally flawed in its basic structure and leaves too many citizens without access to necessary care at an affordable rate. While improvements are being made, we believe in the following basic principles that will improve access, cost, and quality for all citizens.

    If you wish to sign on as an endorsing organization or individual, please do so below.

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  • donated 2013-02-01 17:53:13 -0700

    "Building Grassroots" Tickets

    Join me and other activists for social justice at "Building Grassroots Power for Justice" on February 2nd, sponsored by Health Care for All Colorado.

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