Insurance Commissioner Salazar

Obamacare isn’t working out so great for individuals facing a price increase averaging 27 percent next year.

But rather than fix the system, health care liberals advocates just want Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar to tell insurance companies to back off and charge less.

Why didn’t we think of that? We’re wondering if that tactic would work with our electric bills, car payments, and not to mention our own health insurance premiums.

If Salazar demands lower rates from insurance companies, they are likely to take their business elsewhere instead of sticking around to lose money in the state’s health care market.

That means thousands of Coloradans could lose their health insurance.

If Salazar does nothing, then prices go up and thousands might lose their health insurance because they can’t afford it.

This is a tricky political position for Salazar, who is no stranger to what can happen when thousands of Coloradans lose their insurance during an election year.

It ended badly for former Sen. Mark Udall, and if state regulators push out more insurance companies when the governor’s race is heating up, it could end just as badly for Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

This is a lose-lose situation for Salazar, because Obamacare is a lose-lose proposition for Coloradans.