Mountain residents struggle to pay for health insurance |

Mountain residents struggle to pay for health insurance

David Olinger
The Denver Post
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS —The new era of affordable health care bypassed Terri Newland.

She runs a small land-use planning business with her husband, who has diabetes and needs hearing aids. She lives in one of the most expensive places anywhere to get medical care. For people buying their own policies, health insurance premiums in her western Colorado region jumped by an average of 25.8 percent this year.

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