President Biden Signs the Inflation Reduction Act into Law, Keeping Health Insurance Premiums Affordable for More Than 200,000 Coloradans

Statement by Connect for Health Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer

DENVER— Today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. In addition to tackling issues such as climate change, health care and prescription drug costs, the legislation will extend the expansion of Affordable Care Act marketplace premium tax credits through 2025.

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

“I thank President Biden for signing this important bill into law. I’m grateful and extremely excited to plan for the three-year extension of additional savings for our customers. In Colorado, 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 hope that the more than 200,000 Coloradans who rely on us to afford health insurance and get the health care they need can rest easier knowing this level of financial help will continue for years to come.”

Since Connect for Health Colorado started providing enhanced subsidies in April of 2021, more residents have used the marketplace to enroll in a health insurance plan than ever before. 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: