State House Representative Kim Ransom joins Kim to let constituents know that the Joint Budget Committee is working through the present temporary adjournment. By law the legislature must pass a balanced budget every year. The last few weeks have definitely changed the state’s ability to spend money. Follow the process and learn more at leg.colorado.gov and click on the “Explore the Budget” tab, and submit comments so your voice is heard.
Guest Paul LoNigro, a group insurance analyst with GIA, explains the consequences of HB20-1349, healthcare insurance under the public option. Obamacare did exactly what it was supposed to do, make private insurance fail as premiums have doubled right along with deductibles. This plan is filled with mandates and fines using the heavy hand of force and will most likely close hospital facilities, especially in rural areas. Additionally, SB20–05 compounds the negative effects of healthcare by changing the way premiums and co-payments are made. And to activate the trifecta, HB20-1158 carries extreme costs to mandate covered infertility treatments that will be shared by all through a projected 3-5% premium increase. Your voice needs to be heard—call your representatives. If these bills are passed you will see productive people leave the state being replaced by those who want their needs to be cared for. There is no “option” when people are forced.