Statement from Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patterson on the Proposal for Affordable Health Coverage Option Draft Report

October 7, 2019

Denver– Connect for Health Colorado® Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patterson released the following statement on the Proposal for Affordable Health Coverage Option (HB 19-1004) Draft Report:

“I am excited that the State is proposing to offer these new options through Connect for Health Colorado and that we can leverage the Marketplace’s existing infrastructure to help lower costs for the program. Our expertise in the individual market, the statewide network of community and business partners we’ve developed, and our ongoing technology modernization efforts will also be key to its success. I’m confident that Connect for Health Colorado can best meet the needs of – and streamline the process for – residents who purchase their own health insurance. I’m eager to collaborate with our network of partners as the plan is refined to further increase access, affordability and choice for all Coloradans.”

Earlier this year, Connect for Health Colorado was named as a stakeholder in legislation for the development and implementation of the state option for health care coverage.


About Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is a public, nonprofit 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, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information: