Modest Increase For Colo. In Health Insurance Open Enrollment For 2016

Colorado’s health exchange says it has signed up more than 153,000 people in private health coverage between Nov. 1 and Jan. 31, or about 12,000 more than signed up through Connect for Health during roughly the same period last year.

More than 50,000 signed up for Medicaid for 2016.

This marks the third open enrollment in Colorado since Obamacare launched, and the state’s uninsured rate has now been cut in half, with the bulk of new signups coming through Medicaid.

The new numbers come amid questions from state lawmakers and others about the long-term financial stability of the exchange, which is funded in part by fees on insurance customers.

People whose health insurance company is no longer offering health plans in their area have until the end of the month to enroll in new coverage.