Guest Commentary: A public option health insurance program could cost Coloradans too much

Last month the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing submitted to lawmakers a final proposal for a public option insurance program run by the state. Unfortunately, the report leaves significant questions unanswered that are critical to know the full impact of the plan. Legislators should slow down and get all the facts before going any further down a potentially disruptive road.

The public option proposal was initiated this spring by House Bill 1004, which tasked several agencies with evaluating the potential costs and impact to consumers of creating a state-operated plan.

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