Some Ski Country Coloradans Angry About Higher Insurance Rates

Reporting for Kaiser Health News, working in partnership with NPR, writes: "In Colorado, gas, groceries and rent are all pricey in the ski country communities, including Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail compared to Denver, about 100 miles away. Health insurance costs more in the mountains of Summit and Eagle counties and residents are crying foul after being asked to pay a lot more than city folks for similar health plans. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis' district is in this area, with a high rate of uninsured. Health plans are so expensive that Polis has asked the federal government for some of his constituents to be exempt from the requirement to buy health insurance" (Whitney, 12/12). Read the story.  

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