Health insurance meeting for Glenwood Springs postponed |

Health insurance meeting for Glenwood Springs postponed

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — A meeting between local residents and the state’s insurance-industry overseers, scheduled for Wednesday night, has been postponed due to bad weather, according to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, the parent agency for the state’s Division of Insurance.

But local residents may still get a chance to ask state Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar why Garfield County residents are paying the same health insurance rates as those living in the wealthier environs of Pitkin, Eagle and Summit counties. Or to ask how it is that residents of Garfield County, under the state’s interpretation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will be expected to pay much higher monthly premiums than those living in other parts of the state, despite similarities in economic status and actual health care claims histories.

Officials said information regarding a web-based alternative to the meeting might be available on the Division’s website,, by 1 p.m. today. They also said attempts would be made to reschedule the meeting in Glenwood Springs, but they weren’t sure when that would be.

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