Jack Healy in the New York Times (4-28-16) reports a long story on the effort of some Colorado progressive activists and doctors to replace Colorado’s effort to implement Obamacare with a single-payer system called the ColoradoCare plan. Its cost, a $25 billion annual tax, has gotten the attention of the business community (Healy cites a $38-billion-a-year cost).
The story points out that both Republicans and Democrats either don’t like Obamacare as an ill-conceived welfare program or an inadequate progressive entitlement, respectively. Hence, the proponents could benefit from the broad dissatisfaction with Obamacare among members of both parties.
Bernie Sanders forces, who are numerous in Colorado, are supportive and some helped it get on the ballot.