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The Final Countdown Until Election Day 2015

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock!! It’s one week until Election Day 2015. How are things going out on the campaign trail? Anybody getting any sleep? 

The calm in the eye of the storm. A child plays contently on the floor of the classroom where the “Healthcare Ballot Issues Forum: 1A and 5A,” was held on October 13.

The calm in the eye of the storm. A child plays contently on the floor of the classroom where a standing-room-only crowd filed in for the “Healthcare Ballot Issues Forum: 1A and 5A,” held on October 13.

Politics can be rough, no matter what side of an issue or the polls you’re on! So just remember, eventually November 4 comes and neighbors have to live with neighbors, so try to be kind to each other heading into the home stretch.

For Round Four of the Leadville Today Political Round-Up Report, here are some interesting findings from an informal polling session last weekend. First, the big surprise was to hear how many voters were still undecided. On more than one occasion, someone disclosed, “I have a (campaign) sign in my yard, but I still don’t know how I’ll vote!” Of course, you never know how polite and politically correct the average Lake County voter can be when talking politics or providing lawn space for anyone who’s got a sign.

Another interesting finding in the informal polling session was that in three separate conversations, someone concluded that the Leadville’s Mayor race really only had two candidates. Yet in each situation, all three candidates took his turn as “odd-man-out.” So, you just never know.

Panelists for the “Healthcare Ballot Issues Forum: 1A and 5A,” are pictured with Moderator Cara Russell (standing, left) as listed from left to right: A Better Plan for Lake County: Tara Hosick, Community Relations with the Climax Mine, Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger with Rocky Mountain Family Practice, and Bob King, Campaign Chair, then representing Save St. Vincent Hometown Health Care are St. Vincent Hospital CEO Sam Radke, Lake County Commissioner Bruce Hix and Vice President Gail Finley with Rural Health and Hospitals for the Colorado Hospital Association. Photo: Leadville Today.

Panelists for the “Healthcare Ballot Issues Forum: 1A and 5A,” are pictured with Moderator Cara Russell (standing, left) as seated from left to right: A Better Plan for Lake County: Tara Hosick, Community Relations – Climax Mine, Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger – Rocky Mountain Family Practice, and Bob King, Campaign Chair, then representing Save St. Vincent – Hometown Health Care are St. Vincent Hospital CEO Sam Radke, Lake County Commissioner Bruce Hix, and Vice President Gail Finley with Rural Health and Hospitals for the Colorado Hospital Association. Photo: Leadville Today.

But come next Tuesday, Nov. 3, everyone will know, and Leadville Today will be there to report Election 2015 results as they come in. In the meantime, here’s the last, and final round of videos. These were filmed by Leadville Today Contributor Brennan Ruegg and are from the “Healthcare Ballot Issues Forum: 1A and 5A,” which was held on October 13. So, if you’re still undecided or are interested in more details, you can find them here.

In these videos, panelists from both sides provide opening statements, answers questions from the audience, and finally wrap it up with closing statements. In order of appearance, A Better Plan for lake County represented by Bob King, Campaign Chair, Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger with Rocky Mountain Family Practice, and Tara Hosick, Community Relations with the Climax Mine as well as representing Save St. Vincent Hometown Health Care are St. Vincent Hospital CEO Sam Radke, Lake County Commissioner Bruce Hix and Vice President Gail Finley with Rural Health and Hospitals for the Colorado Hospital Association.

In this video, Opening Statements were made from panelists on both sides of Lake County Ballot Issues 1A & 5A. Bob King, Campaign Chair and Tara Hosick with the Climax Mine make comments representing A Better Plan for Lake County, followed by St. Vincent Hospital CEO Sam Radke representing Save St. Vincent Hometown Health Care.Spac_50

Spac_50In this video, Leadville/Lake County Chamber Director and Forum Moderator Cara Russell presents audience questions to panelists on both sides of Lake County Ballot Issues 1A & 5A. Questions range from transferring of hospital assets to the Climax Mine’s assessment of “the plan,” to patient concerns about Medicaid and Medicare, or whether there will be additional tax increases presented to voters in the future.Spac_50

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In this video, Closing Statements were made from panelists on both sides, including Tara Hosick with the Climax Mine representing A Better Plan for Lake County, followed by St. Vincent Hospital CEO Sam Radke representing Save St. Vincent Hometown Health Care.Spac_50

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Voters will cast their ballots in at the Lake County courthouse in Leadville, Colorado on November 3, 2015.Spac_50donovan-meeting

 

 

 

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