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Episode 167

Marguerite Salazar
Tue, 2017-Oct-17 20:36 UTC
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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

Our random article today is Marguerite Salazar.

Marguerite Salazar is the current chief regulator for the State of Colorado.

Salazar obtained a Master's degree in counseling psychology. For twenty years she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of health clinic provider Valley-Wide Health Systems. She was appointed by Barack Obama as the Region VIII director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she was responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act in six states.

On July 22, 2013 Salazar was appointed to be Insurance Commissioner of the Colorado Division of Insurance, effective August 19 of that year. Among her first challenges were to implement Affordable Care Act stages, and dealing with the 2013 wildfire season. Salazar found that Colorado had the highest Affordable Care Act rates in the nation, so she re-drew the district lines in an attempt to mitigate rate disparity. As Insurance Commissioner, Salazar was reluctant to expand regulations by creating new Division of Insurance rules, even where she found rules inadequate, in recognition of the political climate of Colorado.

She was appointed the chief regulator of Colorado by govenor John Hickenlooper in July, 2017.

She has served on the Board of Governors for Colorado State University.

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