Federal officials say Colorado's application for the approval of its reinsurance program is complete. The program will lower health insurance premiums on the individual market by up to 21 percent on the individual market.
Affordable Care Act (ACA Obamacare)
The uninsured rate dropped from just over 16 percent before the ACA, to 6.5 percent after.
The Trump administration runs a program the president calls a "disaster," but 11.7 million people enrolled for 2018 coverage, with about 85 percent receiving subsidies to help pay their premiums.
"We've come over the curve of these ever-increasing, really large increasing rates," said Michael Conway, Colorado's interim insurance commissioner.
It's more than a call for action, the blueprint provides examples of effective state efforts that could be used at both the fed and state levels.
Democrats have used health care to go on the attack, and the issue is coming up in congressional races in Colorado and across the country.
Colorado ranks 44th in the nation for per capita Medicaid spending, in a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Obamacare survives, along with plenty of questions about its future, and for people who want to sign up for coverage under the program.
The House and Senate are considering major changes to the Affordable Care Act and other health care-related tax credits.
Coloradans will be able to shop for health insurance on the state exchange starting in November through Jan. 12, 2018.