CoverCo Tour Wraps Up

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

We are wrapping up our CoverCO tour today. In case you missed it, the CoverCo tour was a similar event to the previous Building Better Health (BBH) conference. But this time, instead of one event in Denver, we took the show on the road to six communities throughout Colorado. I’ve been impressed with the turnout at each event, reminding me how it important it is to bring many of us together to prepare for Open Enrollment.

As Connect for Health Colorado staff have been going from town to town for the CoverCo events, I also criss-crossed the state with them finishing my version of my South by Southwest tour. I continued my face-to-face visits with partners in Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Telluride, Alamosa and Pueblo. 

While at the CoverCo events and on the road, I heard loud and clear the many concerns about the recent Public Charge policy change. We know there is confusion about what is and what is not included in the final rule and how it affects the residents you serve. You can read the presentation that our partners delivered at the CoverCo events, and we have created a list of immigration law resources and information to provide you some guidance.

We are also in high gear getting ready for the seventh Open Enrollment period, opening November 1. Lots more to come in the next few weeks about this year’s plan offerings.

In the News

The Colorado Health Institute released the 2019 Colorado Health Assessment Survey last week. The Colorado Sun article describes findings about the uninsured rate in Colorado, among many other interesting data.

You may also find this Washington Post article about the Affordable Care Act a good read.

Take care,

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