Club 20 committee proposes health care reform |

Club 20 committee proposes health care reform

— Two months of discussion, and input from a wide range of interests, were used in formulating a Club 20 plan to reform the state’s health care system, members said.

Club 20, a Western Slope political group, formed its Health Care Reform Working Group to develop a health care plan to submit to the 208 Health Care Commission, formed by the state legislature last year.

“The best compromise is when no one comes away with absolutely everything they wanted, and this really was kind of an epitome of that,” said Steve Reynolds, a Glenwood Springs business owner and member of Club 20’s reform working group.

“We had a diverse group of individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and different levels of involvement with the health care industry.”

The committee was comprised of physicians, hospital administrators, insurance industry representatives, nurses, small business representatives and individuals consumers.

The club’s plan proposes the state incorporate several strategies to its health care system, the key components of which are mandating all Colorado residents must have basic health care coverage, and the state sponsor coverage for those who can’t afford to pay for their own care plans.

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