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ColoradoCare was a citizens' initiative to amend the Constitution of Colorado to provide a system of universal health care. It was on the ballot in Colorado on November 8, 2016 as Colorado State Health Care System Initiative, Amendment 69.[1]

Like all ballot initiatives in Colorado, 100,000 signatures were required to put the proposal on the ballot. ColoradoCare would have been financed by a payroll and income tax of 10% (premiums of 3.33% for employees and 6.67% for employers). It would have begun operating in 2019 and was estimated to require revenue of $38 billion annually (from the Federal government and payroll taxes) and provide coverage for all residents, with no deductibles.[2]

Amendment 69
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 2,109,868 78.77
Yes 568,683 21.23
Total votes 2,678,551 100.00

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  1. ^ "Colorado State Health Care System Initiative, Amendment 69 (2016)" (wiki with restricted editing). Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  2. ^ Jack Healy (April 28, 2016). "Colorado Weighs Replacing Obama's Health Policy With Universal Coverage". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2016.

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