This week, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with both colleagues and policy makers. I enjoyed connecting with other state-based Marketplace leaders and sharing both ideas and our successes.
I also met with Congressional staff who advise our elected leaders on health care policy, as well as Biden Administration officials to discuss the upcoming Medicaid unwind. I shared my confidence that we can help Coloradans transitioning from Medicaid to get affordable coverage on our Marketplace. I used our recent By the Numbers report to showcase how many Coloradans recently benefited from the extra subsidies provided by the American Rescue Plan and extended through the Inflation Reduction Act, making their coverage affordable. If you know anyone who needs to find new coverage, please send them our way. Our staff and our network of Brokers and Assisters are ready to help these customers enroll.
It was also a great chance to share the success of OmniSalud, which enrolled more Coloradans than our projections (see page 4). I was able to thank the Administrator and Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) Director for their open communication on operational policies they have started this year.
Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado