CO Dem. Rep. Wants Obamacare Delay for Ski Resorts
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), who had been a strong supporter of Obamacare, wants Obamacare waivers for wealthy Colorado residents from exclusive ski towns that he represents.
According to ColoradoWatchdog, Polis feels that "Obamacare premiums will be too expensive for some of the wealthiest addresses in America – ski resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone," which are in Summit County and Aspen.
“We will be encouraging a waiver,” Polis told Health Policy Solutions. “It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay.”
As Watchdog notes, Polis "also wrote to Colorado’s insurance commissioner asking why an average 40-year-old mountaintop resident would have to fork over $427.80 a month while counterparts in Denver would pay $296.41 for the same plan."