Setting the stage—-earlier this week we’ve discussed Obamacare’s struggles here in North Carolina.

With that in mind, I read with interest the transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s discussion about how Obamacare was built to fail only to be replaced by a single-payer system administered by the federal government:

I came across what I think is conclusive evidence that Obamacare is a scam designed to fail during implementation so as to hurry and further along single payer socialized medicine run by the federal government. I found this in a story, a column at Forbes magazine, and it all focuses on the Obamacare benefit that allows you to keep your kids on your health care plan up until they are 26 years old.

…a large percentage of that demographic, 18 to 34, is also aged 18 to 26. And that’s important because they’re not buying their own policies. They can stay on mom and dad’s up until they’re 26 years of age. So the very financial foundation, young people required to buy insurance plans is already subverted by Obamacare’s own benefit that allows the same people requiring to buy health insurance to pay for it to stay on their parents’ plan, not paying anything, not having their own policies.

That means they’re not buying their own policies, they’re not paying their own higher premiums because of the Obamacare requirement that these children be covered on their parents’ plans. So the imperative of getting young people to buy coverage is undermined by Obamacare’s own coverage mandate. It’s designed to fail.

After reading Limbaugh’s analysis, what do I stumble upon? Colorado has a referendum on the November ballot to replace Obamacare with a statewide taxpayer-financed public health system that guarantees coverage for everyone:

“It’s replacing a system that I think has become really dysfunctional,” said Irene Aguilar, a Democratic state senator and physician who is leading the effort. “The game has been rigged by the for-profit corporations to ensure they win.”

Opponents say that it could wreck the state’s humming economy and drive away doctors and businesses, and that its costs could spiral out of control.

If it passes, ColoradoCare would become part of the state Constitution, effectively making healthcare a right—a belief liberals have pushing pretty much forever.