A roundup of the 2015 legislative session shows that bills that made health care more efficient or expanded access passed. Those tied to social issues did not.
Affordable Care Act (ACA Obamacare)
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.Read More
- 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.