Connect for Health Colorado Welcomes Emily King to the Board of Directors

DENVER— Gov. Jared Polis has named a leader in health policy, Emily King, to the board of directors of Connect for Health Colorado as an ex-officio member. King is the senior health policy advisor for Gov. Polis and serves as the deputy director of the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care.

King was most recently at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she managed a team that developed policy for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Before that, she oversaw the health portfolio for the majority staff of the Budget Committee in the House of Representatives. Prior to that, she served as a Medicaid analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget and then the Congressional Budget Office.

“I’m delighted to welcome Emily King to Connect for Health Colorado’s board of directors,” said Board Chair Dick Thompson. “Her depth of knowledge, experience, and perspective from working at the forefront of health policy will contribute greatly to our board.»

King began her career at the Colorado Health Institute, focusing on implications of state and federal health reform. She received her BA in public health from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MPA in economics and public policy from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Emily King smiling in front of trees. She is wearing glasses, a pink shirt and colorful scarf.

The Connect for Health Colorado Board has nine voting members and three ex-officio members.


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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. 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 help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information: