Summit County commissioners slam plan to raise state’s health rates

By Kevin Fixler

BRECKENRIDGE — Summit County government is again acting as a torchbearer for the state’s other mountain communities on the issue of health care costs in the area.The Board of County Commissioners recently sent a letter to Marguerite Salazar, commissioner of the state’s Division of Insurance, to voice concerns over the proposed premium hikes for 2017. A release in early June stated that those who obtain plans on the individual marketplace can likely expect average annual increases of at least 35 percent on already elevated premiums.“This is untenable for our mountain population, which is already burdened with some of the highest …

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