For the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act.
Affordable Care Act
- Colorado has its own exchange and in the short run at least, the Supreme Court case wouldn't affect the state.Read more
But the state is warning that folks who don't have coverage by Sunday face a steep fine.
The audit bill unanimously passed a Senate health committee on Wednesday. Another bill to review bonuses at the state healthcare exchange passed on party lines.
The state exchange still has $23 million in federal grant money to pay for startup costs, said interim CEO of Connect for Health Colorado Gary Drews.
As many as 1,900 people struggled on the exchange to see if they qualified for subsidies to help pay for insurance.
On Monday, 12,600 people enrolled in health and dental coverage on the state healthcare exchange, more than any single day ever before. That volume lead to more complaints as well.
More individuals and families have signed up for health insurance coverage than at this time last year, officials say.
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.
Most people losing coverage were on plans that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.