Colorado Private and Public Ownership of Local Healthcare Services, Referendum A (1998)

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The Colorado Private and Public Ownership of Local Health Care Services Referendum, also known as Referendum A, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed counties, cities, towns, townships and special districts to provide any lawfully authorized health care function, service or facility in joint ownership or other arrangement with any person or company, public or private.[1]

Election results

Colorado Referendum A (1998)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No610,44954.68%
Yes 505,903 45.32%

Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, authorizing a county, city, town, township, or special district to provide any lawfully authorized health care function, service, or facility in joint ownership or other arrangement with any person or company, public or private, without incurring debt and without pledging its credit or faith; requiring any county, city, town, township, or special district entering into such joint ownership or other arrangement to own its just proportion; and providing that any such entity or relationship established for such purpose shall not be deemed a political subdivision, local government, or local public body for any purpose.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 24, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.