Connect for Health Colorado® CEO Kevin Patterson Statement on Progress Documented in 2017 Colorado Health Access Survey

On September 19, 2017, the Colorado Health Institute reported in its biannual Colorado Health Access Survey that Colorado continues to maintain the high level of health insurance coverage gained since adoption of the Affordable Care Act.

Connect for Health Colorado CEO Kevin Patterson issued the following statement:

“It is extraordinarily good news that Colorado continues to increase to historically high levels the number of residents who enjoy the health benefits and financial security that come through health insurance. Colorado set out to find a Colorado solution to expanding health care coverage well before the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land. Our state remains a leader in expanding health coverage with nearly 94 percent of our population covered.

“We know that much works remains to be done and this valuable research confirms the direction our board of directors set in our recently adopted strategic plan. It is particularly encouraging to me that a high percentage of Connect for Health Colorado customers say they are in good or excellent health, 7 percentage points higher than reported by the state’s population as a whole.”

Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado


About Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance Marketplace.  It opened for business on Oct. 1, 2013, for individuals, families and small employers to compare and buy health insurance and is the only place to apply for financial assistance in the form of tax credits to help lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access free, in-person assistance from a statewide network of certified Brokers, community-based Health Coverage Guides or Application Counselors. For more information: