Capitol rallygoers rail against ‘Obamacare’ |

Capitol rallygoers rail against ‘Obamacare’

Jennifer Brown
The Denver Post
A crowd gathers on the west steps of the capitol in Denver for a rally co-sponsored by Americans for Prosperity and the Independence Institute, to voice their opposition to President Obama's proposed healthcare plan. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post

A few hundred people rallied outside the state Capitol today against what they dubbed socialist “Obamacare” – monster-size government change that they say would make America’s health system worse.

As patriotic country music blared from speakers on the Capitol steps, protesters ate hot dogs and carried signs that said “Obama care is sicko” and “Government run equals poor quality, poor service, poor families.”

“This is not the kind of health care change we want!” shouted Jeff Crank with Americans for Prosperity, which organized the rally. “We demand something different.”

Instead, protesters advocated for tort reform to cut down on malpractice costs and making health insurance “portable” from job to job.

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