Colorado’s state-run insurance exchange says it’s on track to be self-sustaining by next year, telling lawmakers that enrollment is perking up and that taxes on premiums should be lower than in states using the federal exchange.
Nearly a third of the Coloradans signing up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law are 55 or older.
Officials say enrollment in Colorado’s health insurance exchange and expanded Medicaid programs topped 138,000 people between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.
The head of Colorado’s state health care exchange is backing off her request for a year-end raise and bonus.
The Colorado health-exchange board is pushing for an overhaul to speed complex Medicaid and insurance applications.
Problems continue to plague the official federal website for consumers seeking health care under the Affordable Care Act, but for Colorado’s online marketplace it’s a different story.
Colorado officials say they are pleased with the state’s new health exchange program, despite a few computer problems on opening day.
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.