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Denver health plans could survive ACA repeal

Author: Mike McKibbin - February 15, 2017 - Updated: February 15, 2017

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Even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed or significantly changed by Congress and President Donald Trump, the more than 9,900 employees of the City and County of Denver enrolled in one of the three city-offered health insurance plans should not be greatly affected. Heather Britton, manager of benefits and wellness in the city's Office of Human Resources, said that's because the city contracts with the three insurance companies calls for the city to be fully insured instead of self-insured. "We pay each of the companies specific monthly premiums and they take the risk based on the number of claims and other factors," Britton told The Colorado Statesman.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.