Ryan Maye Handy, The Gazette
Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs, who proposed House Bill 1066, doubts the repeal will succeed, but said it makes the Republican statement clear: Most conservatives want the exchange gone. “We could have done better on our own, anyway, so let’s get rid of it and let’s just try to see what are the other options available,” Joshi said
Advocates of the exchange tout its latest enrollment numbers – 121,000 people for 2014, said Adela Flores-Brennan, the executive director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.
“If it was totally broken we wouldn’t have 121,000 (people) enrolled,” Flores-Brennan said.”
With split control in the Colorado legislature and a Democratic governor, Lundberg recognizes that the exchange will likely be around for a while. In the meantime, he is dedicated to fixing some of its issues. “If we can find things that can make it work better for the people of Colorado, while we are stuck with it, sure,” he said.”
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