How do Coloradans want the state’s health care system to work? It depends on how you ask.

Colorado is poised to embark on what could be one of the most ambitious re-orderings of the health care system in decades.

Lawmakers are set this coming session to do battle over a plan to offer a “public option” for health insurance that allows state officials to dictate hospital prices. A plan to import prescription drugs could soon be expanded. Employers are banding together to negotiate better health care deals.

But how state residents feel about this remains a bit of a mystery. And two new polls out from two advocacy groups offer a clue to that uncertainty.

First, a poll this month from the pro-reform group Healthier Colorado shows voters in the state have an appetite for change.

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