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Hospitals, doctors differ on universal health care in Colorado

David Olinger
The Denver Post

An independent think tank is studying the initiative wording.

The campaign to establish the nation's first universal health care system in Colorado may be a longshot, but insurance companies and hospitals aren't taking chances.

A single donor, Anthem Inc., has kicked in $500,000 to defeat the Amendment 69 initiative, or more than three times the amount given by all proponents combined.

Anthem is the owner of the Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plan in Colorado. Other insurers and hospitals helped dwarf the modest contributions from those vying to make Colorado the first state to provide health care for all.

In a classic clash, an upstart band of universal health care advocates has run up against a powerful alliance of health care businesses.

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