Screencap of report from Colorado Business Group on Health
With just a few days before the deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a Colorado nonprofit employer coalition has released a report on insurance plans available in the state.
Some of the biggest ski resorts anywhere lie in U.S. Rep. Jared Polis' Colorado district, dotting the peaks of Summit and Eagle counties, about a hundred miles west of Denver. The area has a high rate of uninsured people and also, it turns out, health plans that are much more expensive than similar plans in surrounding regions. So expensive that Polis, a Democrat, has asked the federal government to exempt some of his constituents from the requirement to buy health insurance.