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Rate relief for resort areas…

New Obamacare map could cut insurance costs | AspenTimes.com.

Redrawing the maps will still leave resort county residents with some of the country’s highest Obamacare premiums.

Salazar said the new lineup of insurance regions could bring cost down between 4 to 8 percent in resort areas. That’s about $20 a month. Other rural areas in Colorado would see their costs go up 4 to 6 percent, also about $20 a month to about $366 a month.

The current premium for a 40-year-old non-smoker in the resort counties is $483 a month.

Ouch! It appears to me the whole Westerm portion of Colorado, Mesa County excepted (think Rocky Mountain Health Plans), will now have some of the highest rates in the nation.

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Shikha Dalmia: Obamacare is Obama’s Iraq War | WashingtonExaminer.com

Shikha Dalmia: Obamacare is Obama’s Iraq War | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Shikha claims:

Not even the most ardent defenders of Obamacare — aka the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — claim anymore that the law will lower health coverage costs for Americans. How, then, will it achieve universal coverage, its central goal?

The short answer is, it won’t.

and I agree with her. So it’s not affordable except with substantial subsidies. How about universal? Not likely…

Continue reading Shikha Dalmia: Obamacare is Obama’s Iraq War | WashingtonExaminer.com

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