New bill aims to cut area insurance costs

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Chris Neuswanger’s health insurance bill has more than doubled in the past two years. He’s not alone.Individual health insurance customers in the mountain resort region that includes Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Garfield counties pay some of the highest rates in the nation. That’s because of a provision in the 2010 Affordable Care Act that allows states to establish insurance risk pools in specific geographic areas. Several factors, including the cost of care in the area, means that insurers are able to charge customers who live in those high-cost areas more.Several legislators from the area — State Representatives …

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