There will be two large events in Basalt and El Jebel this week aimed at tackling big questions about health insurance. Basalt resident Robin Waters originally had hoped to arrange one event. She’s received so many questions and support, she and a variety of officials are now coordinating a forum and what she’s calling an enrollment fair.
The idea is to, at both events, tackle insurance questions big and small. “And there’s some reasons to do that for efficiency,” says Waters, “because we’re going to have such a load on the insurance processing system over the next two months.” Winters is one of many needing to purchase a new insurance plan before December 15th, to make sure she’s covered next year and avoid getting fined.
Ultimately Waters hopes this week’s events will help move the needle on changes for insurance coverage in rural areas like the Roaring Fork Valley, by having state health care regulators and politicians to attend the forum on Thursday, Nov 12th, at Basalt Middle School. The enrollment fair is on Saturday, November14th at the El Jebel Community Center.