March 31 is the deadline to sign up for private insurance through Colorado's health exchange but the state says it will give applicants a little extra time.
Affordable Care Act
The number is less than initial goals anticipated, but still good compared with other states in general.
They say they're prepared to go to federal court if state regulators don't take action.
The Hickenlooper administration says Colorado will not experience the same results as Oregon did when the state expanded Medicaid in 2008.
With demand for primary care rising, one physicians group says the state needs to proactively recruit and train more doctors in the field. But the major changes happening in health care make it hard to know just how many doctors the state needs.
New Colorado exchanges, established under the Affordable Care Act, are drawing many questions from potential customers.