Kevin Patterson Named CEO Of Connect For Health Colorado

· Oct. 12, 2015, 10:26 pm

The board of Connect for Health Colorado named Kevin Patterson as permanent CEO on Monday. He has been serving as interim CEO since May.

A legislative oversight committee must okay that choice after a 14-day period for public comment.

Patterson previously served in leadership roles with several public agencies, including as chief administrative officer to Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Open enrollment starts in a few weeks. So far this year, more than 150,000 Coloradans signed up. 

Officials hope to boost that number. A fee on each insurance policy sold through the exchange helps fund its operation, so an increase in enrollment would help it become financially sustainable.

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