When the rest of the nation goes to the polls in November, residents of Colorado will vote on Amendment 69. If it passes, they will give a government body called ColoradoCare virtually complete control over all health care in the state.

Complete control? Yes, complete. For all practical purposes employees will no longer have access to the employer health care plans they have been enjoying. Seniors will soon find out that Medicare no longer functions the way it used to. Low-income families will discover the same is true for Medicaid.

In fact, in a real sense, everyone will be in the same system regardless of whether they are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. They will pay the same prices, face the same treatment guidelines, and endure the same shortages.