Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs, said the exchange has had many problems and isn’t working well.
Connect for Health Colorado
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.
Auditors found Connect for Health Colorado hasn’t “sufficiently ensured” millions in public money was spent according to both its own and federal rules.
More individuals and families have signed up for health insurance coverage than at this time last year, officials say.
Last year, some people faced delays to see if they qualified for government insurance.
Researchers attribute the drop to the state's embracing of the Affordable Care Act.