The only plans available in Pitkin County through the connectforhealthcolorado.com website will be health maintenance organization (HMO) plans, which limit coverage to a network of physicians and specialists. The average monthly premium a 27-year-old Pitkin County male will pay next year for an individual silver health insurance plan will be $514, according to state estimates. Older individuals can expect to pay more. selection processFinal plan details will be released next month for coverage starting on Jan. 1. For some, insurance coverage may become unaffordable, threatening the historic gains made by Colorado in reducing its uninsured rate since 2014, says an analysis by the Denver-based nonprofit Colorado Health Institute. The analysis notes that next years increases will be the most dramatic in any year since 2014, when the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare was implemented. Since that time, the number of uninsured in Colorado has dropped from 731,000 to 353,000. But those numbers may begin heading in the opposite direction next year.
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