Tax credit ‘glitch’ costing some Summit County residents more for health insurance in 2020, despite promise of decreases

FRISCO — Colorado passed some major pieces of health care legislation in the past year, intending to lower health care premiums for consumers. Colorado’s temporary reinsurance program promised to lower premium prices by an average of 20% across Colorado, and even more on the Western Slope, with the breakthrough health care purchasing cooperative, Peak Health Alliance.

But with the aggressive attempt to wrangle health care premiums, which were driving many Coloradans to opt out of health insurance, a few people have found the very efforts to help them afford health insurance have led to higher premiums next year.

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