Garfield County http://kajx.org en Pitkin County Tackles Pricey Health Insurance Problem http://kajx.org/post/pitkin-county-tackles-pricey-health-insurance-problem <p></p><p>Pitkin County staff and elected leaders will meet with the State’s top insurance official this week about pricey health insurance. A <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2014/February/03/most-expensive-insurance-markets-obamacare.aspx">Kaiser Health News report</a> says Colorado’s “rating area eleven” that covers Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield and Summit Counties, is the most expensive insurance market in the country. Pitkin County Manager Jon Peacock says they’d like to see solutions.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17025 at http://kajx.org Pitkin County Tackles Pricey Health Insurance Problem Coalition Heralds Garfield County; GarCo Denies Position http://kajx.org/post/coalition-heralds-garfield-county-garco-denies-position <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp; &nbsp;The Thompson Divide Coalition announced yesterday that Garfield County is supporting proposed legislation to protect the Thompson Divide. Hours later, the County denied that description… and said Commissioners said no such thing.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14476 at http://kajx.org Coalition Heralds Garfield County; GarCo Denies Position State Investigating Why Health Care So Expensive in Pitkin, Nearby Counties http://kajx.org/post/state-investigating-why-health-care-so-expensive-pitkin-nearby-counties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following complaints from customers and local officials about the high premiums for health care in resort mountain communities, state officials now say they will look into why health care prices are so high in </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Eagle and Garfield counties. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced Monday, February </span>3rd&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">it’s launching a study to get to the bottom of that big question… despite the announcement, they don’t plan to lower premiums soon.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:21:46 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13776 at http://kajx.org State Investigating Why Health Care So Expensive in Pitkin, Nearby Counties Helicopter Crash Kills Three Near Silt http://kajx.org/post/helicopter-crash-kills-three-near-silt <p><strong>Update - Tuesday January 28th, 2014 at 10:34pm: </strong><br /><br />Holy Cross Energy releases a photo and name of one of their employees who died in Monday's crash south of Silt as Larry Shaffer.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossEnergy">Post from the Holy Cross Energy facebook page: </a></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:36:46 +0000 Rob St. Mary 13452 at http://kajx.org Helicopter Crash Kills Three Near Silt Governor Open to Helping Bring Down Insurance Premiums http://kajx.org/post/governor-open-helping-bring-down-insurance-premiums <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; Governor John </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he could get involved with bringing down health insurance prices. That could have a real impact for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and other mountain towns. Garfield County asked the state's top official earlier this month to intervene with high premiums. The County believes Colorado officials did a sloppy job earlier this year when coming up with prices. But some experts say the state didn't make any mistakes.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:57:45 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12269 at http://kajx.org Governor Open to Helping Bring Down Insurance Premiums