Some were excited to get health insurance, and others just wanted to avoid federal fines as Colorado joined the national sprint on the final day to meet the new health insurance mandate.
Colorado opened its health exchange marketplace Tuesday after more than two years of planning – but the exchange website temporarily was overwhelmed by tens of thousands of visitors.
The debate in Washington over Obamacare has people wondering about the impact on the new health care exchanges as open enrollment for Colorado’s new marketplace is set to begin Tuesday.
More than two years after Colorado decided to set up a state marketplace to help people shop for health insurance and comply with new coverage mandates, the system is ready for an Oct. 1 launch.
Reporters have been told to expect extra security at Tuesday’s inauguration of Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper. He will take the oath of office as Colorado’s 42nd governor on the west steps of the state Capitol.