Sponsor: Bob Kinsey, Aaron Ney, Dan Sage
1.Title: Endorsement of SB 11-168
2.Text: The Green Party of Colorado hereby endorses SB 11-168 submitted by
Colorado Senator Dr. Irene Aguilar to create a commission to develop a plan
for a Colorado health care cooperative for all citizens of Colorado.
3.Background: The Green Party platform supports a single payer system for
health care as the most cost effective and socially just means of providing
all citizens with health care. The US Congress failed to provide “the
public option” in the recently passed health care bill. Health Care for All
Colorado has advocated for creating a public option in the State since it
was not even discussed at the national level. Dr. Irene Aguilar who headed
is now a Colorado Senator and has submitted bill to create a commission to
study a single payer system for Colorado using the model of a Cooperative.
They have asked us to endorse the bill and urge our current legislators to
pass it. You can read the bill and discussion of it at the web site.
We should be putting our energy behind a Bill that moves Colorado to a more
just health care system. After all it is our State and we have advocated
for single payer for decades. This is one of our main issues.
Green Party does what it says is important for public to see.
The failure to support this bill would show just how unengaged we are in
trying to fix things
Don’t see any negatives except that Libertarians and other “conservatives”
will be clear they don’t like us.
7.Estimate Fiscal Impact
Don’t see any unless the failure to endorse this leads to people not
contributing to the party
GPCO State Council Vote Results, provided by Kevin Alumbaugh, Council Facilitator
7 of 7 Active Locals Voting (75%=Quorum); 1 co-chair; 1 secretary; 1 interim
Responses: 15 Agree=passage;13 men, 2 women, 5 Western, 10 Eastern.
Eric Fried (Secretary) email@example.com PVGP/M/E/Agree
David Poulson firstname.lastname@example.org PVGP/M/E/Agree
Tanya Ishikawa (Co-chair) email@example.com AJGP/F/E/Agree
Art Goodtimes firstname.lastname@example.org SMGP/M/W/Agree
John Wontrobski email@example.com SMGP/M/W/Agree
Daniel Sage firstname.lastname@example.org (Acting Treasurer) ACGP/M/E/Agree
Michael Haughey email@example.com AJGP/M/E/Agree
Charlie Green firstname.lastname@example.org RGGP/M/W/Agree
Tom Kelly email@example.com ACGP/M/E/Agree
Jim Bullington firstname.lastname@example.org DNVR /M/E/Agree
Aaron Ney email@example.com DNVR/M/E/Agree
Tim Hovezak firstname.lastname@example.org SWGP/M/W/Agree
George Bartlett email@example.com PVGP/M/E/Agree
Ryan Jones firstname.lastname@example.org DNVR/M/E/Agree
Marcia Wilson email@example.com SWGP/F/W/Agree