Colorado HealthOP Files Lawsuit In Bid To Stay Afloat

Photo: HealthOP workers hand out information (AP file)
HealthOp workers in Denver encourage the public to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in this March 2014 photo.

Colorado's health cooperative, Colorado HealthOP says it's filed a lawsuit to try to force the state to allow it to sell health plans on the state's health insurance marketplace for 2016.

Julia Hutchins, the HealthOP's CEO, said they've asked a court for a temporary restraining order and injunction to make the Division of Insurance allow the cooperative's plans to be sold on Colorado's exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.