‘Public option’ would hobble rural health care

By Colorado State Sen. Ray Scott | Colorado Politics

Ensuring access to health care in western Colorado and throughout rural America is a constant challenge.  Now, between the financial strain brought on by COVID-19 and the emerging threat of a government-controlled health care insurance system, many rural hospitals in western Colorado and across the country could soon be put on life support.

For the good of all Coloradans, Congress and our state legislature must find ways to work together and fix our health care system, not tear it down.  Yet when we hear “public option” or “Medicare for all,” what is being proposed is a new one-size-fits-all system that will give us a lower quality of care with a sharply higher price tag.

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