Jakob Rodgers, Colorado Springs Gazette

The Supreme Court’s ruling on health insurance subsidies in dozens of other states ensured two things for Colorado: Certainty and a safety net, health policy analysts said.

The biggest impact of Thursday’s decision should be that it will allow the state to continue several wide-ranging health care reforms without fear of collapsing insurance markets elsewhere in the nation.

“While Coloradans were insulated, it would have impacted us eventually if the ruling had gone the other way,” said Adam Fox, with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

Health insurance premiums likely would have risen across the state as national health insurers – suffering deep losses elsewhere in the nation – sought to hedge their risks in Colorado, Fox said.

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