Recent Trip to Washington, D.C.

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

Last week, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with our congressional delegation about the shifting healthcare landscape of Colorado. I met with Senator Cory Gardner, as well as Representatives Joe Neguse and Scott Tipton.  I also met with staff of Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Jason Crow. We discussed policy work to increase Coloradan’s health insurance access while decreasing costs, and I encouraged them to spread the message about the financial help already available to their constituents. I also shared the progress Connect for Health Colorado is making to ensure our technology platform will be ready to meet the evolving needs of our state.

While in D.C., I also had the opportunity to continue to build my relationship and trust with our federal oversight group, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. I spoke with them about the system improvements we put in place this year, and they expressed that they are pleased with the consistent progress we have made to improve the usability of our website while increasing our federal compliance.

This week, we reported that nearly 24,000 Coloradans made plan selections during the first two weeks of this year’s Open Enrollment period. I’m encouraged that our message to actively compare plans is resonating with customers. Read more in our press release.

In the News

Denver’s Channel 7 shared more about how reinsurance is affecting rates this year and the importance of shopping. Univision Colorado also featured a Facebook Live segment about Open Enrollment in Spanish.

Take care,

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