Bill advances to study single-payer health care |

Bill advances to study single-payer health care

DENVER ” The Colorado House of Representatives has tentatively approved a bill that could set the stage for a single-payer health care system, potentially leading to a major change in the way Coloradans get and pay for medical care.

The bill would establish a health care authority with a 23-member board of directors to create a system in Colorado that would be the administrator and payer for health care services.

Democratic Rep. John Kefalas of Fort Collins says the current health care system is broken and the state needs to begin building a system that works.

Opponents say the government shouldn’t be in the health care business.

The bill faces a third reading before it goes to the Senate.

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