With the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion well underway, Colorado health providers are coping with hundreds of thousands of new patients.
Affordable Care Act
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.
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.
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.