DENVER (December 18, 2015) – Today, Compass Colorado calls on Congressman Ed Perlmutter to take a leadership role amongst his Democrat colleagues and oppose ColoradoCare, a proposed single-payer healthcare initiative. ColoradoCare will appear on the 2016 state ballot and thus far Democrats from Colorado elected to federal offices have been largely mum on the issue.

Perlmutter represents a diverse district of Coloradans, so his opposition to the initiative would be a critical signal to others that a complete government takeover of our healthcare system, coupled with the resulting devastating tax burden, would send the state in the wrong direction. 

“Congressman Perlmutter has a unique opportunity to act as a leader on this issue,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado. “We urge him to look past his partisan leanings and oppose this disastrous initiative.”