With the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion well underway, Colorado health providers are coping with hundreds of thousands of new patients.
Affordable Care Act (ACA Obamacare)
Researchers attribute the drop to the state's embracing of the Affordable Care Act.
"If you receive tax credits to help lower the cost of your health insurance, there is no reason for concern about your coverage," a state official said.
The Colorado Insurance Commissioner's plan to group resorts with other counties will have to go to White House.
The cost to set up Connect for Health was paid almost entirely by federal grants. Those grants run out next year.
The state's insurance commissioner has set up a task force to review costs and may also propose state-funded subsidies.
Rising premiums are forcing Colorado companies to choose between group plans or ask employees to buy individual coverage through Connect for Health Colorado.