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5:00am

Wed January 1, 2014
Health

It's Not Too Late To Sign Up For Health Care In Colorado

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1:27am

Mon December 23, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Takes Health Plans To People Shopping For Groceries

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 9:38 am

The Colorado health exchange van stops at a shopping center in Fort Collins.
Eric Whitney for NPR

Despite White House and state efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act, some people still don't have health insurance, or any idea how to sign up for it.

Take Corryn Young, a 32-year-old dental hygienist in Fort Collins, Colo. She knows she needs to get health insurance but is a little vague on the details.

"What my income would qualify me for, when I need to be signed up, what type of deductibles they have to offer — that kind of stuff overwhelms me," Young says.

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2:17pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Health

New Report Rates Colorado Health Care Plans

Screencap of report from Colorado Business Group on Health
cbghealth.org

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.

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3:22am

Thu December 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

High Insurance Rates Anger Some Ski-Country Coloradans

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 12:36 pm

Early December brought a foot of fresh powder to the resorts of Vail, Colo., but some residents are still steaming.
Zach Mahone, Beaver Creek Resort AP

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.

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3:43am

Sun November 24, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Ads Use Sex And Alcohol To Sell Health Insurance

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 11:41 am

This controversial ad riffing off the legendary "got milk?" campaign is one of several marketing health insurance to young people in Colorado.
Thanks Obamacare campaign

Try this on for size: The Affordable Care Act is good for young adults because it'll save them money on health care, leaving them more to spend on liquor and birth control.

That's one way to interpret the message from a provocative new ad campaign in Colorado. Not everyone is thrilled with it.

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