Proposed Salaries for Colorado Health Exchange Exceed $3 Million

$3 million a year to employ 24 top men. The communications director would get paid just $7,200 less than the White House's communications director.


Eye-popping salaries proposed for employees of the health benefits exchange being formed in Colorado grabbed the attention of Republicans and Democrats alike on Thursday.

A subcommittee of the board charged with establishing the exchange  is considering a draft budget for its federal grant application that would create 24 positions and pay those employees a total of more than $3 million annually to manage the health care cooperative.