Colorado GOP Rejects Health Law Passed By Their Own

April 16, 2012 12:00 AM

Colorado GOP Rejects Health Law Passed By Their Own
" DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republicans aren’t happy with a health care law promoted by some of their own leaders in the state Legislature.

In a platform resolution whose results were announced Monday, Republicans at the state GOP convention voted overwhelmingly to seek repeal of the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange.

The exchange is a marketplace for health insurance and was supported by business groups and Republican leaders in the Legislature. But the exchange has riled many conservatives because private insurance exchanges are required under the new federal health care law.

“Any time you have what you call a private industry solution coming from a government agency, it sets off alarm bells,” said Ken Clark of Longmont, a conservative who wrote the platform resolution. Clark is Colorado field director for the FreedomWorks group and host of a conservative Denver talk-radio show on Grassroots Radio.

The platform resolution vote does not affect public policy, nor does it reflect the opinion of all Republicans. But the health exchange vote could be another portent of danger for Republican lawmakers who supported it "

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