DILLON, CO — Representative Julie McCluskie (D-Dillon) today released the following statement after Governor Jared Polis and Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway announced that Summit County residents purchasing health insurance on the individual market from Peak Health Alliance will see decreases ranging from 39 to 47 percent compared to last year’s premiums.
“I am so proud to be a part of a community that is tackling the backbreaking costs of health care with new and innovative ideas. The Peak Health Alliance is significantly reducing health insurance premiums for the working people of Summit County, and I hope we can be a model for what is possible statewide. I was proud to work alongside Sen. Donovan and Rep. Roberts on the legislation that helped make these dramatic reductions in health insurance premiums a reality.”
BACKGROUND A new law to create a reinsurance program (HB19-1168) and another bill to establish new health care options (SB19-004) are two bills that are successfully helping to lower health care costs in Summit County. Summit County is the first county in the state to stand up a healthcare co-op.