Voters want it. Business leaders want it. Kind of makes you wonder why nothing gets done on this issue. As the Grand Junction Sentinel reports:
Local businesses share many of the concerns about health care as their statewide peers, surveys conducted Tuesday at a Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce event show.
Nearly 30 members of the local business community told representatives from the Business Health Forum, a nonprofit organization, they would like to see the Legislature mandate that all Coloradans secure some basic form of health insurance.
Those business leaders also agreed – by a nearly two-to-one margin – that policymakers should avoid mandating that businesses provide health care coverage for their employees.
The quality of available health care shouldn’t depend on the type of job a person has, said Steve Hurd, executive director of the Marillac Clinic.
Amy Fletcher, associate director of the Business Health Forum, said even though the health care issues confronting Mesa County are similar to Colorado’s rural areas, the polls showed area businesses to be in agreement with their peers on the Front Range.