Signatures filed in Colorado to qualify anti-Obamacare initiative for ballot
The signatures were filed by Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute. Caldara said of the initiative, ""We want Colorado to be a sanctuary state for quality health care. This is not just to address the mandate in Obama-care, this is to make sure Colorado never becomes like Massachusetts where government puts a gun to your head and says you will buy a private product whether you want it or not."
About 130,000 signatures were filed versus a requirement of about 76,000 signatures, making it likely that the initiative will qualify for the ballot. If it does, it will be the fifth citizen-initiated measure to qualify for this year's Colorado ballot.
Caldara's signature-filing came just days before voter in Missouri weigh in on Proposition C. Proposition C also attempts to nullify or undermine some aspects of the federal healthcare legislation signed into law earlier this year after a fractious national debate.