We've written frequently about "The Bad Three" – Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101.
But don't forget about the The Other Bad Three on this year's ballot – Amendments 62, 63 and Proposition 102. These measures also are confusing and conflicting, narrow and partisan and deceptive and cynical. Amendment 62, the "personhood" amendment, would amend the state constitution to extend rights "to every human being from the beginning of biological development."
Improving health care in Colorado will require us to find ways to hold down costs while making sure more people have health insurance. Amendment 63 will do neither. In fact, it will do the opposite.
Amendment 63 is a sweeping and costly initiative that simply does not belong in our state's constitution. It will move Colorado to a less protected, more haphazard health care system where people pay directly for services rather than having health insurance.