Last week, Dr. Stephen Shogan, the head of neurology at Rose Medical Center, threw his hat into the ring as an Independent in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race. While he claims to be an independent, his ties to liberal causes and Obamacare suggest otherwise. Dr. Shogan currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Colorado Health Foundation. As we reported earlier this year:
But, what does the Colorado Health Foundation have to do with Obamacare? According to Colorado Consumer Health Initiative’s project website, it’s one of the backers to help implement the Colorado Exchange.
So, Dr. Shogan goes from sponsoring some of the most ridiculous pro-Obamacare ads put out there as part of CHF to coming out against Obamacare just a few short months later? As we reported yesterday, he’s advocating to repeal Obamacare, but not for a free market solution. He’s against Obamacare because he wants to repeal and replace with a single-payer system. He claims he’s fiscally responsible and socially liberal, which is a nice talking point, but the truth is that he’s to the left of even some Democrats on this issue. From his issues page:
Under my new health care solution, everyone from birth to death would be phased into government-provided insurance at a base level, similar to Medicare.
Um, what? Right, because the government takeover of healthcare has gone so smoothly. Of course, just 37% of Americans approve of a single-payer system, according to Rasmussen.
So, PeakNation, when Dr. Shogan tells you he’s for the repeal of Obamacare, be warned that he wants to replace it with something far less palatable.