Statewide coalition asks lawmakers to slow roll on public option

By Joey Bunch | Colorado Politics

Some of the state’s largest business organizations are urging the state legislature to slow its roll and think deeply about the unintended consequences of a public option insurance plan.

Democratic Rep. Dylan Roberts of Avon and Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail are working with all interests to craft the legislation to create the public option plan, a public-private insurance carrier who could compete the private market in underserved areas to pull down soaring premiums by managing health care costs imposed by hospitals and drugmakers.

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