Governor Polis Signs into Law a New Effort to Raise Awareness About Colorado’s Affordable Health Coverage Options

Statement by Connect for Health Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer

DENVER— Today, Governor Polis held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 22-081, Health Exchange Education Campaign Health-care Services. Senate Bill 22-081 directs Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, to conduct a consumer outreach and education campaign to help Coloradans attain and retain health care coverage based on their health care needs and financial circumstances.

Connect for Health Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Patterson, released the following statement:

“I thank Governor Polis for signing this important bill into law. Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans remain uninsured. We know that access to affordable health coverage often starts with increasing people’s awareness of the options available to them. With the additional funding provided by this law, we look forward to helping more Coloradans find and enroll into the affordable programs they are eligible for.”

Connect for Health Colorado’s marketplace is where individuals, families and small employers across Colorado can purchase health insurance and get financial help to reduce costs. More than 215,000 residents have used Connect for Health Colorado’s marketplace to enroll in a health insurance plan that provides coverage for this year. Approximately 74 percent of enrollees are qualifying for financial help to cover the cost of their plan.


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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: