Referendums C and D deserve your support | AspenTimes.com

Referendums C and D deserve your support

Dear Editor:As voters in Colorado, we are being asked to cast our vote on an extremely critical issue on Nov. 1. Referenda C and D stand to rescue the most fundamental services we receive from our government(s): health care, education and transportation. It is important that each of us read the detail of each ballot issue and cast our vote as informed citizens. While there are substantial amounts of money being spent both for and against C and D, please take the time to separate fact from myth. I am urging you to vote in favor of referenda C and D for all of the reasons being accurately stated in those representing the pro constituents. I am not an expert on the educational or transportation benefits of the ballot question, but I can speak with knowledge to the health benefits. If passed, C and D will infuse $930 million in health care to Colorado’s elderly, low-income and disabled populations, as well as programs to reduce the costs of health insurance for the working poor and small businesses (“Vote Yes on C and D – Move Colorado Forward” fact sheet). I have worked in the environmental public health profession since 1970 and have witnessed the decline in financial support needed in our health-care system. Please vote YES on referenda C and D in the upcoming election.Thomas S. DunlopSnowmass VillagePitkin County public health advocatePresident, Colorado Foundation for Public Health and Environment

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