Connect for Health Colorado® CEO Kevin Patterson Statement on Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

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“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling 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).

“We are fortunate that Colorado’s legislature in 2011, on a bipartisan basis, opted to create a state-based Marketplace. The questions raised in the court case have to do with the states operating within the federal exchange and do not apply to Colorado consumers. If you receive tax credits to help lower the cost of health insurance purchased through us, there is still no impact on your coverage.

“The case was a challenge to the subsidies (tax credits) paid to residents of the 36 states within the federal exchange,

“This decision is good news to consumers in those states as it resolves the uncertainty surrounding the support they have relied on to ensure their financial security and ability to receive healthcare.”

Kevin Patterson,
Interim CEO, 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: