Health insurance set to soar next year on Western Slope

Health insurance set to soar next year on Western Slope
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By Randy Wyrick

If you live almost anywhere in western Colorado, you’ll pay an average of 26 percent more for health insurance next year.Colorado’s Division of Insurance approved increases in health insurance costs for both individuals and small groups, in Eagle County and the rest of Western Colorado. Statewide, the average increase is 9.84 percent for individuals, and 3.17 percent for small groups.In 2014, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Resort Region – Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Garfield counties – had the nation’s highest health insurance costs. Federal officials addressed that not by studying the cost of health care in the region, but by increasing the …

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