Colorado Ski Resorts Estimated to Pay Highest Obamacare Premiums Nationwide

February 3, 2014
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Colorado ski country expected to pay highest premiums nationwide under Obamacare (Foter image).

Colorado ski country expected to pay highest premiums nationwide under Obamacare (Foter image).

Colorado’s ski resorts top the list of regions that are expected to pay some of the highest premiums for Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report Monday from Kaiser Heath News.

While locals in Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield Counties are estimated to pay $483 in monthly premiums based on the lowest prices, or silver plan, Summit County residents would fork over an expected $462, the report said.

The premiums are based on federal and state insurance marketplace rates for a 40-year-old person and were compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which is independent from the news service.

Coming in second place on the top ten list of highest premiums was southwest Georgia where affordable care would cost $461 in monthly premiums, followed by rural Nevada in third place with an estimated payment of $456.

Western Wisconsin ranked fourth with an average payment of $445, followed by Southern Georgia at $423, most of Wyoming at $405, southeast Mississippi at $399, Vermont at $395 and Fairfield, Conn. that includes some affluent New York City suburbs at $383.

Interestingly, tenth place went to the State of Alaska at $381, also one of the costliest U.S. regions in which to live.

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