Media briefing - Amendment 69 survey results

Monday, September 26, 2016 11:35 AM
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The Colorado Medical Society hosted a media briefing on the results of a statewide all-member survey on Amendment 69 on Monday, Sept. 26. Access the 15-minute on-demand recording here:

Benjamin Kupersmit, president of Kupersmit Research and pollster for CMS for the past eight years, presented the summary of the survey data.

In the poll, 78 percent of Colorado Medical Society members said they would vote “no” on Amendment 69 if the election were held today. Sixteen percent would vote “yes” and 6 percent were unsure. The survey revealed that satisfaction is very low with many aspects of the current health care system and, if Amendment 69 fails at the ballot box, 62 percent want CMS to aggressively pursue incremental reforms to the current system, while 27 percent want CMS to pursue sweeping health system reform.

Following extensive discussion, the results of this statewide survey and a formal review by a CMS task force, the CMS Board of Directors voted to oppose Amendment 69 on Sept. 16.

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