Earlier this week, I participated in a community event with Senators Hickenlooper and Bennett to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act passing through the Senate.
Over the past few months, I have shared stories and data with our Senators and members of Congress about how these savings have made coverage more affordable. In many cases, they have changed lives. In our state, these enhanced subsidies lowered costs for 155,000 enrollees, reduced their average out-of-pocket costs by $900 per year and resulted in increased enrollments in rural communities across our state.
I’m grateful and extremely excited to plan for the three-year extension of additional ACA subsidies and to know we’re one important step closer to seeing this bill passed into law.
While we’re not quite done yet, I hope that the more than 200,000 Coloradans who rely on us to afford health insurance and get the health care that they need can rest a little bit easier knowing the Senate has crossed this milestone.
The bill is currently being debated in the House, where I hope for quick passage before it goes to President Biden for signature.
Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado