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By JOHN INGOLD
The Colorado Sun 

Colorado hospital system won't go along with health alliance

 


DENVER (AP) — There was a time, decades ago, when Peter Schertz and his wife offered health insurance to employees at their small bookstore on Main Street in Durango.

But that was before hospital prices skyrocketed and insurance premiums rose along with them, to more than $1,000 a month for many families in southwestern Colorado. Now, Schertz said, his 14 employees scramble for coverage and some, he said, "are just winging it," meaning they go without.

In addition to the heartache it causes him as a boss, it also hurts his business by making it tougher to attract and retain workers, The C...



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