A rural county in Colorado’s high country saw one of the state’s biggest drops in the number of uninsured. That mirrors a solid decline statewide.
Affordable Care Act
Most people losing coverage were on plans that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
With the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion well underway, Colorado health providers are coping with hundreds of thousands of new patients.
The Colorado Insurance Commissioner's plan to group resorts with other counties will have to go to White House.
The cost to set up Connect for Health was paid almost entirely by federal grants. Those grants run out next year.
The state's insurance commissioner has set up a task force to review costs and may also propose state-funded subsidies.
Rising premiums are forcing Colorado companies to choose between group plans or ask employees to buy individual coverage through Connect for Health Colorado.
Officials say more than 250,000 signed up for health insurance or Medicaid before the March 31 deadline for open enrollment.