Connect for Health Colorado® Supports the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option Plan

Denver– On Monday, Connect for Health Colorado’s Board of Directors voted in support of House Bill 20-1349, which details the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option plan. The bill creates an advisory board, of which Connect for Health Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer is named as a member, to guide development and implementation of the plan.  

“Colorado continues to lead the nation in developing innovative solutions for our health care challenges,” said Connect for Health Colorado’s CEO Kevin Patterson. “I am confident this legislation is headed in the right direction and we stand ready to advise and implement. I look forward to a thoughtful discussion with policy makers and our state partners about how we use this proposal to lower health care costs for Coloradans.”

“Board members for Connect for Health Colorado continually explore options to increase competition and lower health care costs for residents,” said Board Chair Adela Flores-Brennen. “We will continue to prioritize issues of access and affordability, especially for Coloradans who receive financial assistance to lower costs, as we monitor the bill’s progress this session.”


About Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is a public, nonprofit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance marketplace.  Since 2013, we’ve been helping individuals, families, and small employers compare plans, apply for financial help, and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access expert, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information: