Locals concerned about health insurance prices


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) --- The Affordable Care Act requires all residents of the United States to have health insurance by January 1, 2014.

Connect for Health Colorado is a new website that will be a one stop shop marketplace for people to compare different insurance plans.

However, Grand Junction resident, Leah Lyon, said her options for paying for health insurance are limited after losing her job. Her budget does not allow for the extra cost, as the plans offered by Connect for Health Colorado range between $236.51 to $562.74.

If Lyon and others opt out of getting health insurance by the first of the year, they will be charged a fine of $95 or have to pay one-percent of their income, whichever is higher.

To get more information about Healthcare Reform head to one of the following meetings:

Wednesday, August 21, Fruita Monument High School auditorium, 6:00-7:30 PM
Thursday, August 22, Palisade High School auditorium, 6:00-7:30 PM


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