2014 Colorado Prepares for both Marijuana and ObamaCare Health Exchange

Come Jan 1, 2014, similar to the feds the state government in Colorado is unprepared and slow to react.  The begs question about how much better Colorado could be fighting wildfiles and floods?
1) Obamacare Colorado state exchange is not ready for prime time, and is not affordable
2) Since legalized of Marijuana by the voters last November Governor Hickenlooper has tried to impede progress every turn with Denver the only large Front Range community that will initially allow and be ready for sales of recreational pot.

For example, Al White, Colorado’s tourism director, said the state isn’t pushing marijuana tourism.  Then exploring Colorado’s health exchange website with regard to ObamaCare, Joel Reed from Breckenridge in a letter published in the Oct. 9 edition of the Denver Post,  found the following:

1. The income number is adjusted gross income (no deductions).

2. Joel’s rates are higher — 250 to 350 percent higher.  He was paying $550 per month for a family of three compared to bronze policy rates of $1,400 and $1,800 per month. He said that this is not affordable for his family.

3. Subsidies will not make up the difference. Post-subsidy, he faced a net 30 percent to 50 percent increase.

4. The Colorado website is not ready. It took seven attempts to create a user ID. Some PPO policies were missing. And the subsidy calculator was unavailable.

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