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Dozens rally for health care in Colorado

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Health-care advocates are asking Colorado lawmakers not to wait for the federal government to find a way to insure 790,000 residents who don’t have coverage.

Dozens of people rallied at the Capitol Monday urging the Legislature to act.

Governor Bill Ritter has made health coverage a priority but is rejecting demands to support a single-payer plan.



He said Colorado needs a slower approach that is affordable and that helps control costs.

Ritter’s initial $25 million plan would cover about a quarter Colorado’s uninsured residents.




The plan calls for expanding children’s health coverage, creating a center for improving value in health care and helping consumers find the best insurance.