Final Surge Pushes ACA Enrollment in Colorado

Enrollment for private health insurance coverage for this year ended Monday with a surge that led to 118,628 Coloradans signing up on the state exchange (Connect for Health Colorado). Some 12,000 people signed up during the last week of open enrollment.

Enrollments under the Affordable Care Act are expected to continue to climb over the next few weeks in Colorado. Those who started their applications prior to the deadline, but were unable to complete them, will be given more time.
Connect for Health Colorado reported yesterday (Tuesday) that between Oct. 1st and March 31st, more than 277,000 Coloradans obtained either commercial or public health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid gained 158,521 enrollees. The federal program expanded under the law in Colorado to cover lower-income single adults as well as disabled people, mothers, pregnant women and children.

Read the article in the Denver Post here.

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