Would you donate to a charity that allows parents well over the poverty line to pay just $25 per year for their child’s’ medical insurance? What if many recipients previously paid for such insurance themselves, and spend hundreds of dollars a year on booze, sweets and entertainment? If you pay Colorado taxes, you’re forced to fund such a charity – the state-run “Child Health Plan Plus” (CHP+). Senate Bill 11-213, which is awaiting the governor’s signature, would increase CHP+ enrollment fees for the wealthiest of eligible households, and rightly so.
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