Speaking of health care, does everyone know that Colorado has single-payer on the ballot this November?
The big problem is rising health care costs. You can come up with a program that covers its costs now, only to have it fall into the red as those costs continue to increase. I hate to cite Megan McArdle, simply because she likes to say things like, “Not that I'm saying single payer would work well at the federal level, because I don't think it would,” despite, you know, Canada.
But on this one, she is right: Colorado would be taking a big risk. After all, health care costs are a big part of the Puerto Rican story.
I am not sure how I would vote. I would want to see more about cost control and escalator clauses on the tax bill. Just telling readers that something interesting is afoot out west.