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Legislature Considers Raising Fees on Employer Health Plans to Stabilize Individual Market

Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal affairs for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, said it was particularly egregious that the state is seeking this kind of fee on Colorado workers and residents without offering any of its own money to the program as it heads into a fiscal year when it is forecast to have $1.3 billion more to spend than it had expected as recently as December.

“When the state saw a tax windfall, there was no appropriation to go toward this program,” Furman said. “Our employers are facing the same high health-care costs, and this just exacerbates that.”  Read the complete article by Ed Sealover in the Denver Business Journal.