health exchange http://kajx.org en 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 Expert: Why Are Healthcare Prices So High in the "Resort" Area? http://kajx.org/post/expert-why-are-healthcare-prices-so-high-resort-area <p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:12:27 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12270 at http://kajx.org Expert: Why Are Healthcare Prices So High in the "Resort" Area? Garfield County Asks Governor to Intervene on Insurance Rules http://kajx.org/post/garfield-county-asks-governor-intervene-insurance-rules <p>Garfield County wants Governor John Hickenlooper to intervene with the state's new health insurance rules. The county has some of the highest premiums in Colorado under new guidelines, which are part of the Affordable Care Act. The state agency in charge of the new rules recently visited communities around the state to explain why premiums are so high. But Garfield County officials remain unconvinced.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 03:31:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11748 at http://kajx.org Garfield County Asks Governor to Intervene on Insurance Rules Interactive: How Much Will "Obamacare" Cost You? http://kajx.org/post/interactive-how-much-will-obamacare-cost-you <p>Would like to know how the Affordable Care Act aka &quot;Obamacare&quot; is going to affect your health care? Check out this calculator from NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation:</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:23:39 +0000 Rob St. Mary 7996 at http://kajx.org Interactive: How Much Will "Obamacare" Cost You? Colorado Rolls Out Obamacare http://kajx.org/post/colorado-rolls-out-obamacare <p><strong>This story has been updated at 3:00 PM 5/22/13: scroll down to the end for the latest information.</strong></p><p></p><p>Later today (Wednesday 5/22/13) the Colorado Division of Insurance will release the list of health insurance companies that want to be part of Colorado’s health exchange. &nbsp;So far 19 companies have applied to be included. &nbsp;The exchange is mandated by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, that was signed into law three years ago. &nbsp;The act requires that everyone have health insurance starting January first of next year. &nbsp;The health insurance law survived a Supreme Court challenge and Republican efforts to repeal it. Now, it’s coming into force. Over the next several months we will be reporting on how the new law will affect you. We begin with an explanation of the health care exchange. &nbsp;Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams reports. Wed, 22 May 2013 11:37:46 +0000 Roger Adams 1632 at http://kajx.org Colorado Rolls Out Obamacare