Tuesday’s ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has no impact on customers of Connect for Health Colorado – or in other states like Colorado that operate their own state-based health insurance Marketplaces (exchanges).
The case was a challenge centered on subsidies (tax credits) paid to residents of the 36 states on the federal exchange. The Obama Administration has already announced it is appealing today’s decision. Meanwhile, the same Appellate Court also ruled that no subsidies can stop while appeals are under way.
We are fortunate that Colorado’s legislature in 2011, on a bipartisan basis, opted to create a state-based Marketplace in Colorado, which now operates as Connect for Health Colorado. Our customers are not affected by the court ruling. If you receive tax credits to help lower the cost of your health insurance, there is no reason for concern about your coverage.