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.