Colorado’s November 8th ballot will include more than just the names of individuals seeking federal or state office. It will also include a ballot issue that proposes to change how health care is funded in Colorado by replacing insurance payments, deductible and most co-pays with an income-based premium tax.
If adopted, Colorado Care will become a single-payer, government run health care system funded by an increase in the state income tax from 4.63 percent to 14.63. Employers will pay a 6.67 percent tax on their total payroll and employees will see their state income tax increase by 3.33 percent. All “non-payroll income” will be taxed at 10 percent.
The Eagle Chamber invites members, guests and the community to attend its July 19th Networking Breakfast to learn the pros and cons of Amendment 69. The breakfast meeting is from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in Eagle Town Hall’s public meeting room; a light breakfast will be provided.
The invited speakers are:
Pro: Colorado Care Yes, Dr. Kristine Hembre
Con: Colorado State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton
Blake Pride, a chamber director who is with Rocky Mountain Insurance & Financial, will facilitate the breakfast meeting.
He said, ‘It is the responsibility of the Eagle Chamber to present educational forums for the public to understand the pros and cons of an issue they are being asked to vote upon. It’s a responsibility that we take seriously so all residents and business owners will know an issue will benefit or impact them.”
To learn more about the Amendment 69 campaign, go to:
For additional information, contact Mary Ann Morrison, the chamber administrator, 970.306.2262.