Controlling health costs will ‘take time’

By scott miller

EDWARDS — There’s something missing for mountain residents in the federal Affordable Care Act — affordability.While rates for 2017 haven’t been set yet, Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar Tuesday told a nearly-full Colorado Mountain College lecture hall that rates could rise as much as 40 percent for people who buy their own health insurance.Compounding that problem is the loss of companies providing insurance for those people.Starting in 2017, only two companies will offer those plans through state-established exchanges that provide subsidies for buyers. Anthem Blue Cross is scaling back, and will offer plans only into a Health Maintenance Organization, or …

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